[ILUG] eircoms high price for internet access
kenn at linux.ie
Mon Sep 11 09:30:37 IST 2000
On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 12:48:08AM +0100, Nils wrote:
> i got a quote from eircom for a 1megabit line (25 grand) in the states you
> could get a T3 for that much. What eircom esat and all the other telcoms
> companys need to know is that we are not going to sit around on our arses,
> and when they see fit that it will be profitable for them, then they act. It
> took ocean with their oceanfree.net to have free subscription for everyone.
> Esat have at the monent half the country wired with fibre optic cable and i
> asume that eircom is simmilar. and i cannot understand why all the bandwidth
> is there if it not going to be used. I am not sure how much bandwidth a
> fibre optic cable can carry but a hell of a lot more than 56k.
I believe the core problem is lack of bandwidth _off_ the island, not _in_ the
island. That's what's keeping bandwidth prices high.
This is off-topic on ILUG and more appropriate to the Irish Internet Users
list (iiu at jmason.org). Followup set accordingly.
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