More Sidgemore on per-bit pricing
dean at av8.com
Thu Dec 10 02:27:57 UTC 1998
>Unless I'm misunderstanding you, you've misunderstood me. :-)
>I'm not talking about the card, I'm talking about my proportion of the
>amount the guy I'm buying from has to pay for _his_ uplink.
>Bandwidth Costs Money.
Oh I see. But you insert 'value added' inbetween, right? Or in the case
of Cable modems/home DSL for 50/mo, its probably better described as 'value
If I put 50 DSL T1's against 1 T1 uplink, I can pay a lot for uplink and it
still won't make much difference. As long as the DSL lines hit a web
cache and a newserver, everything is fine. When they don't, too bad, I
guess. Isn't USWest doing all of Phoenix on 4 T1's? Whats that come out
to? X,000 to 1?
It looks to me like the crucial cost factor is the cost of the home
equipment, and whether the customer pays for that or the ISP pays. It's
not the last mile, its the last 6 inches.
Plain Aviation, Inc dean at av8.com
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