On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 14:31, neil gardner wrote:
Lyall <simon(a)darkmere.gen.nz> 28/05/2004 2:24:47 p.m. >>>
they'll change their terms and conditions so that National traffic
no longer free and is instead part of your quota. [snip]
Yeah, I knew this would probably be the way they handled it.
Thanks Telecom and TelstraClear, for between you managing to keep cheap
high speed Internet a far off dream.
Cheers - N.
Sure! They reduced the monthly access charges - to satisfy the
Telecommunications Commissioner.....and now that the heat if off, they
grab the traffic end of the pipe and give it a good squeeze for extra
One of the insane parts of "business" is the idea that revenue must grow
each year - forever.
So when you strike a revolutionary technology that could make voice/data
virtually free, you will get HUGE resistance from the very companies you
would expect to implement.
This is why some "conscious" and thinking countries have simply said how
it's gonna be....because they want it that way.
It's not reasonable to expect a company like Telecom or TelstraClear to
shrink to 10/th it's present size without a fight.
...and they are fighting the price impact of the comms revolution every
step of the way.