[LINK] World's biggest luddite strikes again! / Content is ha
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 14:37:50 +1100 (EST)
On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> You couldn't say that the telcos, esp our favourite, haven't realised that
> data is a milch cow. Where is the equivalent of low cost or untimed calls
> in the digital world without resorting to tricks like DoV. Just consider
> what they charge for ISDN and ADSL.
Howard, that's the whole point.
Telco's still see data as "value added services" - and charge accordingly.
The fact that more and more people are using it doesn't change the fact
that ISDN and ADSL are still "value added services".
When they see data as "basic service", then we'll see price drops and
performance increases. Not before.