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Re: Why do some ISP's have bandwidth quotas?

  • From: Leigh Porter
  • Date: Thu Oct 04 10:53:42 2007

Yeah, try buying bandwidth in Australia! The have a lot more water to
cover ( and so potentially more cost and more profit to be made by
monopolies) than well connected areas such as the US.

Also there may be more tax costs, staff costs, equipment costs with
import duty etc which obviously means buying more equipment to support
more throughput costs more money.


Hex Star wrote:
> Why is it that the US has ISP's with either no quotas or obscenely high ones
> while countries like Australia have ISP's with ~12gb quotas? Is there some
> kind of added cost running a non US ISP?