[clug] broadband ISPs in Canberra

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Fri Oct 1 10:24:54 GMT 2004

On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 08:00:46PM +1000, Darren Freeman wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 14:24, Kim Holburn wrote:
> > TransACT could have offered just internet and TV.   Then they wouldn't 
> > have had the legal issues.  They didn't because telephony is the cash 
> > cow that drives all of what they're doing.  It's why Telstra is 
> > dragging it's feet so on broadband.   Telephony has miniscule data 
> > rates and enormous and complex bills.  Unfortunately this is being 
> > driven by the telcos who really don't want to give up their hold on 
> > your money for their very little service (in internet terms a phone 
> > call is a 2Kb connection).
> if you want minuscule data rate have a look at SMS =)
> 160 characters for 25c = 1.6 million bucks per GB of text (plus required
> headers). And we all know that text compresses really well too!

Oh dear. I've just thought of next year's April Fools RFC: TCP/IP over

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