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Re: More BW, Less Taxes
From: Simon Lockhart <simonl () rd bbc co uk>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 16:36:43 +0100

From what I've seen, there isn't a simple answer.  In places where bandwidth
is exorbantantly expensive (such as outside the United States), simply over
provisioning isn't an acceptable answer.  

In Europe it's becoming cheaper too - especially to major cities.

      Why does BW cost so much? 

My personal feeling is "because people pay the price". This can be seen 
from talks with a few carriers who are bringing up additional long-haul 
fiber capacity, and when asked how that will affect the pricing, they just 
say "We'll stay ahead of the competition".


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