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RE: Death knell for residential non-cable access?

  • From: Ron Muir
  • Date: Wed Jun 16 17:36:14 1999

The DSL charge from BellSouth is ~$60US reducing the CKb to $0.052US.
(That's at full rate)

Ron
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Ron Muir
BellSouth.net
ron.muir@bellsouth.net
(770)522-6363

:-----Original Message-----
:From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
:trall@almaden.ibm.com
:Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 4:02 PM
:To: rmeyer@mhsc.com
:Cc: LIST NANOG
:Subject: Re: Death knell for residential non-cable access?
:
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:(I dropped domain-policy off of the distribution - this doesn't
:seem to have
:anything to do with that topic.  And it may not be a good nanog
:topic either,
:but here I go anyway.)
:
:>    Type      bit-rate    Monthly    CKb
:>    modems    33.6Kbps    ~$25US      $0.74US note:$25 telco + $0
:ISP charges
:>    modems    33.6Kbps    ~$34US      $1.01US note:$25 telco + $9
:ISP charges
:>    Cable     1024Kbps    ~$49US      $0.04US
:>    DSL       1148Kbps    ~$600US     $0.52US
:>    T1        1540Kbps    ~$2500US    $1.62US
:
:I think Roeland is ignoring a couple of pretty important issues to many
:customers:
:
:1.  Many folks are almost completely price-driven.  A $25 service
:is preferred
:over a $49 service, regardless of capacity issues.
:
:2.  Some folks are very much part-time connectors.  They use their
:normal voice
:line to talk to their ISP.  They don't consider the cost of the
:line as part of
:the cost of the Ineternet connection.  So their ISP service costs
:them 9 or 19
:dollars (or even 0, if we reach that point).
:
:Tony Rall
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