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Re: bruce back online

On Sat, Apr 03, 1999 at 01:19:55AM -0600, David Welton wrote:
> >   - A ADSL link from Cadvision (83$)
> >   - A ADSL link from Telus (50$)
> US West offers 256K DSL for around $60 a month, IIRC, in Portland,
> Oregon.
> The problem is the Bay Area of california.  For some reason, DSL
> prices are pretty ludicrous.  I mean, I understand why housing is
> expensive here, but I don't get why slinging bits around is SO much
> more...

I wish I had YOUR problems.

The problem is Germany. Data transfer is so expensive (esp local rates) that
electricty companies start to exploit the electricty wires for it (yes, RWE
will provide internet aceess over the plug next year or the year after).

paying about 3 cent _per minute_.

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