[ILUG] ESAT ASDL
longword at esatclear.ie
Tue May 7 13:19:15 IST 2002
HAMILTON,DAVID (HP-Ireland,ex2) wrote:
> Ah yes, but are they going to start capping peoples downloads and kicking
> them because they are abusing the 'spirit of the service' in a few months.
> It wasn't that long ago that they did it to their no limits customers.
Doubtful on two points.
First, they launched No Limits in anticipation of flat rate access from
Eircom. That never arrived and on each and every user that kept their
modem on every minute they were allowed, ESAT probably spent twice what
the user was paying to provide the service. In a commercial environment
that's just not an option. This new DSL service is on unbundled copper
so ESAT control the playing field this time. They're not depending upon
future actions of Eircom.
Second, this service is aimed at business users. It's harder to pull a
stunt like that on a business than to do it on a regular Joe Soap
consumer. A business is much more likely to get legal on them.
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