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Re: Smoking gun in CA
On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, James Love wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Robert Berger wrote:
> > with the "destruction of the commons" effect. The path of least resisstance for
> > Internet access is to be connected all the time.
> Assuming... you don't want to use the line for anything else,
> that you like leaving your computer running all the time
> that you never sleep, eat or go out...
> Some people nail up modem lines... but this is a tiny
> fraction of users. The number of nailed up modem lines is probably far
> greater now than the number of nailed up ISDN lines. If 1 of 20 people
> do this, its not that big of a deal.. If 1 of 50 people do, who cares?
I Guess that from the phone copanies view, that have to protect other
interests.. If I want ot set up a small buisness that is offering
services on the web, I can get my provider to sell me dedicated ISDN. It
is simple for them... they just see it as part of a T1 feed to bell canada.
If I turn my 486 into a web httpd server, I will nail up my connection
full time. Presto, not only am I tying up part of the t1 that runs from
my CO to my ISP's (I am in the kanata exchange, they are in the merivale
exchange) but I am not calling them for a business soultion. I may not
even run out and change my home line to a business line for 32 bucks a
month, from 12 bucks for a private line.
Thye would rather sell me a dedicated line at several hundreds of
dollars, and connect me to their subsiduary, rather than the independednt
ISP that I use. (ISDN is limited avaliblity here at 2* the busness line
rate ~64 dollar a month) (but that gives you a plain listing in the
For sure they are so regulated, taht they can no longer look at anything
without wanting to figure out a way to meter it.. That is why the media
is always down on the internet..it goes against the phone companies
models. (but then I tend to have a sneeky idea that chonsky may be on to
Charles MacDonald Stittsville Ontario firstname.lastname@example.org
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