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RE: [SLUG] OT - Telstra to cap flat rate ADSL & Cable plans at 3Gb/month
maybe the size of the island has something to do with it???
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> Subject: RE: [SLUG] OT - Telstra to cap flat rate ADSL & Cable plans at
> On 7 Jun 01, at 12:13, Alister Waller wrote:
> > Most things in the USA are cheaper...
> > and besides, who would want to live there?? its full of americans.
> > We do not have the 260 million people in australia to support
> the kind of
> > infrastructure they have thats why it costs more here. We have
> not had cable TV
> > as long nor is it as popular. We have a lot more remote regions
> that Telstra
> > have to provide services to and probably run at a loss to do
> this and make up
> > the difference from us city slickers. I must be one of the rare
> happy telstra
> > customers....:))
> Why then does New Zealand (that island just to the east of us
> with 1/3 our
> population) have such low ISP charges and such a great phone
> system? My brother
> lives in NZ, and he pays about 1/2 what I pay over here for
> equivalent service.
> Based on exchange rates, he *should* be paying about 15% more than I do.
> Population is NOT an issue here.
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