topological closeness....

Miguel A.L. Paraz map at
Fri May 17 10:46:30 UTC 1996


Alan Hannan wrote:

>   Yes, I do believe the bw will increase, I don't believe the next
>   resource (after IP space and IP routes) for us to run out of is
>   bandwidth.  Sure, there's a crunch now, but we'll all just raise
>   our rates and buy bigger pipes.

Bandwidth increases in both within the US and in bandwidth-starved
countries, but will the price ratio go down?  

Currently, the $$$ our ISP pays to get 128 Kbps connectivity is
enough to get more than a dozen T1's in the US, and even a T3
perhaps.  And people ask here why they can't get unlimited access for 
$20 monthly.

On the other hand, labor costs are cheap --- among the 
biggest customers for E1 lines to the US are offshore programming

So how about a bandwidth for workforce swap? :)

miguel a.l. paraz <map at>        iphil communications, makati city, 
tech problems, to <support at>    philippines.  

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