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

  • From: Justin M. Streiner
  • Date: Thu Oct 04 13:31:29 2007

On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, 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?

Depending upon the country you're in, that is a possibility. Some countries have either state-run or monopolistic telcos, so there is little or no competition to force prices down over time.

Even in the US, there is a huge variability in the price of telco services from one part of the country to another.