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Free calls to ISPs

In article <3491d4e0.5157402@news.nildram.co.uk>,
Anthony Edwards <topflite@nildram.co.uk> wrote:
>                                      These [US] ISPs make a profit too,
>not always the case with similar companies in the UK.

There's a reason for this: ISPs in the US (and, I guess, the rest of
America) pay nothing towards transatlantic and transpacific bandwidth.

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin | "We are steadily teaching our population that something
Cygnus      | is interesting only if it flashes in bright colours on
Cambridge   | a TV screen, preferably with surround-sound hi-fi audio
UK          | effects." -- Andy Walker

Original headers:

From: tgoodwin@nan.cygnus.co.uk (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.misc,uk.net,uk.telecom
Subject: Re: Free calls to ISPs
Date: 15 Dec 1997 13:17:48 GMT
Organization: Cygnus Solutions Ltd, UK
Message-ID: <673als$1c3$1@korai.cygnus.co.uk>
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