[plug] honeymoon is over - Telstra introduces traffic cap on freedom ADSL

Gavin Rogers grogers at vk6hgr.echidna.id.au
Thu Jun 7 11:40:08 WST 2001

On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Matt Kemner wrote:

> > I'm sure they could handle you to have a 10-15 GB grab session over a
> > month...just not every month.
> Actually I think you'll find they can't.  Telstra (like most
> ISPs) purchases their bandwidth by the pipe size, so they need you to use
> a consistant size every month to minimise the size they need.

Telstra may purchase their bandwidth by the pipe size - but it
helps _a lot_ if you happen to also own the country's largest
ISP _and_ the country's largest Telco! No one can convince me
that Bigpond pays Telstra commercial rates for it's transmission


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