Re: My provider cut me off!!!

Alex Watson (
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 10:09:12 -0500 (CDT)

We have a dedicated 28.8k connection, running a reflector, but since we
don't get that many hits anways, we havent had a problem. As for
charging $500 month! Ugh. IN the near future most (if not all) telephone
companies will be offering internet access using ISDN or better, at rates
that most ISP's won't be able to compete.


On Fri, 20 Oct 1995, Ian Carr-de Avelon wrote:

> At 23:59 19-10-95 -0700, David Berkham wrote:
> > suddenly, yesterday, my provider(teleport)
> >made a decision to cutoff all CU-SeeMe use on their service, because of the
> >bandwidth problem it creates with their routers.
> What is their precise reason?
> We have seen objections before that the reflector sent 100K which
> the modem could not possibly pass through. So the poor old provider was
> paying for 100K of Internet connection for a 28K modem customer. That is
> supposed to be different in the new reflector. Is there still a problem, or
> reflectors using the old code, or is the provider refusing to provide 28K of
> Internet access for a modem customer.
> The latter would be quite understandable. Looking at the charges for
> private lines, I get the impression thet unlimited 28K access should cost
> more like $500 per month than the prices charged. The low flat rate charges
> depend upon a) not everyone being on line all the time b) most people on
> line sending and receiving bursts rather than flat out.
> It will be interesting to see how this develops. I can imagine that
> the low flat rates may fall away and we will have meetering, or cheap
> providers and providers with a full service. The real problem comes with the
> fact that the providers are the Internet. If one provider blocks packets to
> CU-SeeMe's sockets, this may prevent CU-SeeMe traffic between customers of
> other providers. This could be just the opening that Bill Gates has been
> looking for :-0)
> Yours,
> Ian
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