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Re: [OT] dialup modemspeed change

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 06:03:27PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2008 8:39 AM, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 03:38:14PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >
> > > I'm going to guess that Telmex is a state-owned utility and not a
> > > private monopoly?  That would explain the better service right
> > > there...
> >
> > I don't know how it is elsewhere, but in Romania the telephone company
> > got a LOT better after being privatised.
> Privatization works in third-world economies.  Give it time:  As soon
> as they realize they're a monopoly and has a newly relatively rich
> Romanian public by the balls, expect service to decline and prices to
> climb.  Day 396 waiting for Qwest to fix my broken phone line...

Who said they are a monopoly? They have to fight against cable providers 
who are now also offering telephone+internet. This is the real solution.  
A monopoly is bad whether private OR state-owned.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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