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Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #115
From: Nabil Shabka
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 14:34:08 GMT

Actually, Nick at PSI is right, I do not believe he's talking his own
book. I've previously posted some of the reasons for differences in
various costs between the US and UK. Below is the bandwidth explanation:

Bandwidth - US players do not pay to connect to the rest of the world.
We have to pay to get to them. This is a hangover from a couple of
years ago when most decent sites were over there and Americans were/are
concerned about Americans. This is in the process of change and will
take time.

The UK pays to connect to the US, the US does not pay to connect to us.
This needs to be sorted out, the sooner the better.

Ray Taylor wrote:
> From: Nick Sellors <nickatderby [dot] org>
> >Wrong!
> >
> >The main reason that hosting in the US is cheaper is purely and simply
> >because of international bandwidth requirements and their associated
> >costs. I don't care if you don't believe me, because I know what I'm
> >talking about.
> >
> >>Don't be fooled by all this bandwidth junk!!!
> >
> >See .sig - I'm paid to know about this stuff.
> >
> What? As opposed to being overpaid to keep prices artificially high?
> Come on. What's a fair price for a UK ISP service? Ans: Take a quoted price,
> halve it, halve it again, and knock off a few thou' for good measure. I'll
> bet PSINet UK Ltd charges higher prices than its equivalent operation in the
> US. If I'm wrong, tell me about it.
> UK prices are higher because most UK customers are too stupid to know the
> difference. If PSINet UK can get away with it, good luck to you. Make the
> most of it while you can.
> Ray Taylor
> NMC/Adplan
> We're paid to give high prices the kiss-off.

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