More BW, Less Taxes

Albert Meyer albert at
Tue May 29 15:51:37 UTC 2001

At 03:37 PM 5/29/01 +0000, bmanning at wrote:

>         Why does BW cost so much?

It might make more sense to ask "Why is bandwidth so cheap (and getting 
cheaper so fast) in the US?" The simple answer is: Moore's law, competition 
(leading to a "fiber glut") and economies of scale.

If you're across an ocean from the US, you have to factor in the cost of 
running underwater cable.

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