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Re: BT monopoly causes widespread network failure

  • From: Giles Heron
  • Date: Wed Nov 21 14:59:37 2001

"Sean M. Doran" wrote:
> 
> Sean Donelan writes:
> 
> | The joy of single provider service.
> 
> No, you mean: the joy of a rapacious monopoly with a spineless regulator.
[snip]

could be worse, we could have an (even more) incompetent rapacious
monopoly and *no* regulator.

The situation in New Zealand is as follows:

ADSL users can pay as much as $NZ199 a month (about $80) for an ASDL
connection.  After the first 1.5GB of data they then pay an additional
18c per MB!

If they have a static IP address they can also expect several
"micro-outages" per hour because Telecom NZ are using RIP and don't
appear to know how to configure it.

http://www.idg.co.nz/webhome.nsf/81476e1c0cf66ad0cc256896007c00e7/07df662a6b4a3669cc256ae700756a8e!OpenDocument

http://www.idg.co.nz/webhome.nsf/UNID/2F7C0A112F35370ECC256B0800747B0F!opendocument

(apologies for the absurdly long links.)

Giles

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Giles Heron    Principal Network Architect    PacketExchange Ltd.
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