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Re: Why do some ISP's have bandwidth quotas?
On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 03:50:11PM +0100, Leigh Porter wrote: > 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. The biggest issues are the transmission costs to get to the USA. There are basically two cable systems, Southern Cross and AJC (we'll ignore SEA-ME-WE-3 because you can only buy STM-1's on it, and who wants to mess around with trivialities like that?) Ask an economist what happens to prices in duopoly environments. The cost of crossing the Pacific is north of US$200 per megabit per month in .au, which I reckon is about ten times what it costs you Europeans to get across the Atlantic (or what it costs the Japanese to cross the very same Pacific) There are a few cable projects underway at the moment which may break the duopoly, e.g., http://www.pipenetworks.com/docs/media/ASX_07_08_09%20Runway%20Update%204%20-%20BSa.pdf I suspect we're going to have an interesting few years. - mark -- Mark Newton Email: [email protected] (W) Network Engineer Email: [email protected] (H) Internode Systems Pty Ltd Desk: +61-8-82282999 "Network Man" - Anagram of "Mark Newton" Mobile: +61-416-202-223