Re: user pays and bans on CUSM in Australia

Michael Sattler, San Francisco (EST)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 23:10:22 -0500

>There are several. Plus the Australian Bandwidth is considurable (we use
>dedicated fibre around the country)
>Your email, I'm afraid, shows off your ignorance on the situation here.

You can't have it both ways. If the bandwidth is so considerable then the
usage cost would be cheap (basic supply and demand). Given that charging
per byte seems to be reasonable to your authorities, it's reasonable to
assume it's considered a valuable commodity. Contrast your situation with
mine. For US$12/month I can run a 28.8 modem around the clock. For
US$200/month I can run 128 KB around the clock. See what I mean?

>Sorry about the flame, but you should check your facts before you shoot off
>your mouth.

And perhaps you should take a more careful look into the root causes of the
matter, past the mere appearance of abundance by cross-country lines.
Economics is often like that.

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