Bell vs. Internet Providers (fwd)
rashid at rk.ios.com
Fri Nov 10 14:31:45 UTC 1995
Hi there folx,
> >From the 'For What Its Worth' Department.
> - paul
> BELL VS. INTERNET PROVIDERS
> Bell Canada plants to increase line rate charges for Internet service
> providers by as much as 400%, saying the higher charge is necessary because
> those providers use lines for 55 to 60 minutes every hour compared with
> voice usage on a Centrex line of about 10 minutes. The service providers
> say the move aims to eliminate competition for Bell when it introduces its
> Worldlinx Internet access by the end of this year. (Montreal Gazette 9 Nov
> 95 D7)
The same outrages story is going on in Russia ... they're trying
to force ppl. with modems pay 2-5 times more for the telephone
Scumbugs even designed devices to listen periodically to the
random lines in the TelCo COs , trying to get a modem carrier.
And if they find one , they put some kind of filter on that
line which makes impossible to use the modem - till you
pay the dough
I think that it is the point in certain other countries
with state/one company monopoly in communications.
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