Ethernet over local loop from Easynet
The number of options for businesses looking for symmetric dedicated bandwidth has just improved with the launch in the UK of EtherStream by Easynet. The service others symmetrical speeds of up to 24Mbps when bonding 8 copper pairs, and should soon be available at 200 exchanges. The press release can be read here. As an illustration of the pricing involved, a 10Mbps service with a three year contract would cost around £19,000 per year, and be available to those with line lengths of under 4km. Previously for a leased line of this speed you were looking at £35,000 to £40,000 a year.
The product datasheet that can be downloaded as a PDF document from here, gives some idea of how the product can be used, to sites around the UK.