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Re: Bell vs. Internet Providers (fwd)

  • From: Rashid Karimov
  • Date: Fri Nov 10 10:10:39 1995

		Hi there folx,

> >From the 'For What Its Worth' Department.
> - paul
> Bell Canada plants to increase line rate charges for Internet service
> providers by as much as 400%, saying the higher charge is necessary because
> those providers use lines for 55 to 60 minutes every hour compared with
> voice usage on a Centrex line of about 10 minutes.  The service providers
> say the move aims to eliminate competition for Bell when it introduces its
> Worldlinx Internet access by the end of this year.  (Montreal Gazette 9 Nov
> 95 D7)

	The same outrages story is going on in Russia ... they're trying
	to force ppl. with modems pay 2-5 times more for the telephone
	Scumbugs even designed devices to listen periodically to the
	random lines in the TelCo COs , trying to get a  modem carrier.
	And if they find one , they put some kind of filter on that
	line which makes impossible to use the modem - till you
	pay the dough

	I think that it is the point in certain other countries
	with state/one company monopoly in communications.