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Damien Elmes resolve at
Fri Mar 22 13:00:44 EST 2002

Alex Satrapa <grail at> writes:

> I don't mind paying this much for ADSL, after all, Telstra can't do it all
> themselves - they have to ship the bits over to the USA to be processed, then
> ship them back so they can go where they're supposed to.  All that Mexican
> labour costs money.  It's not like the networking gear located in Australia is
> actually capable of routing and switching all on its own, is it?
> Okay.  Spleen vented.  Thanks for reading.

Actually, that's part of the point. Telstra justify the expensive US internet
market by charging us a packet (heh) for the data we use. There is *no* attempt
to deliver free or cut-price data for Australian traffic. Hell, with free
access to mirror.aarnet, I'm sure a lot of us would be much more content.

And charging for traffic from one bigpond ADSL connection to another? It's

One thing which might brighten Bigpond users' days, however:

"ACCC runs out of patience with Bigpond delays"

Damien Elmes
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