Bell vs. Internet Providers (fwd)

Vadim Antonov avg at
Fri Nov 10 23:54:37 UTC 1995

Sounds awfully familiar...  The knee jerk reaction of
Minsvyazi in USSR was exactly the same.  Good thing, it
later turned out that Anti-Monopoly Commitee were in
fact customers of RELCOM.

Thanks, Paul.


Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 06:59:46 -0500
From: Paul Ferguson <pferguso at>
Subject: Bell vs. Internet Providers (fwd)

>From the 'For What Its Worth' Department.

- paul

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)

Edupage, 9 Nov 95.  Edupage, a summary of news items on information
technology, is provided three times each week as a service by Educom,
a Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities
seeking to transform education through the use of information technology.

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