Wow this is an interesting article, pretty relevant to what’s going on at work right now.
Demand for Ethernet services
continues to boom in the U.K., but Europe’s most competitive market can
make things tough for service providers, a trend that’s reflected in a
global directory of Ethernet services being compiled by Light Reading.
That directory shows that at least 42 companies offer some form of Ethernet service in the U.K., from niche players such as AboveNet Inc.,
which operates in London as a link for its US coverage, to tiny ISPs
offering Ethernet-based Internet access, to large carriers such as BT Group plc (NYSE: BTY – message board; London: BTA) offering service nationwide. [via light reading]