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Re: Bell vs. Internet Providers (fwd)
> Short: off-peak usage of telco facilities is not costing the telco any > real money, (this is especially true for LD companies!) as the capacity > planning (and purchase) is governed by peak usage, any screams by them in > that general direction should be ignored, their monopolistic actions > fought with a vengeance: EdTel of Edmonton,Alberta started making noises > as described no sooner than they were beginning to plan their own internet > service. I hear they have a special tariff discount for fax lines (business > or residential) too, or at least used to. > Are they talking with two tounges ? > > bye,Kai Bell Atlantic has recently been running an ad campaign here in the Washington, DC, area offering a $30 discount on the installation of second residential lines. The ads suggest that they are great for modem users and families with teenagers. I don't think they would do this if they didn't think they would make money on it. However, at the same time they are trying to introduce a residential ISDN tariff in Maryland that has all calls, both voice and data, charged by the minute, even during off peak times.