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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???



> -----Original Message-----
> From: slug-admin@nospam.slug.org.au [mailto:slug-admin@nospam.slug.org.au]On Behalf Of
> Aussie
> Sent: Thursday, 7 June 2001 1:39 PM
> To: slug@nospam.slug.org.au
> Subject: RE: [SLUG] OT - Telstra to cap flat rate ADSL & Cable plans at
> 3Gb/month
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Gnuthad
> 
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