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RE: Two Tiered Internet

  • From: Chris Owen
  • Date: Wed Dec 14 15:15:31 2005

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Hannigan, Martin wrote:

> >
> > 	but do i get "the Internet"?  ... your claim is that
> No, my claim is that "users" are not paying the full boat. Almost all
> the telecoms are still in trouble in one way or another, interest
> expense, billions $$ in bonds coming due ~2008, etc. They aren't making
> enough money. That may be a market forces reality, but that doesn't mean
> the services aren't under priced.

I'm not sure how much of a "market forces reality" this is.  At least
around here (SBC territory but then what isn't) it is the telcos that are
driving down the prices.  Cable would be willing to charge reasonable
prices (and have generally held the line) if it wasn't for Bell.


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