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From: Richard Dawe <richdawe AT bigfoot DOT com>
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Subject: Re: FREE ISP
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 18:49:08 +0000
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Chris Jones wrote:
> 
> > Don't you guys still have to pay for your local calls? Does the UK
> > have DSL or cable modems yet? If so, are they flat rate?
> 
> DSL: being launched in July, will be flat rate at about 40 pounds per
> month.

I thought 40 pounds was the rate that British Telecom will be charging
Internet Service Providers. This means the cost to ISP customers is going
to be higher. I think it's still substantially cheaper than a leased line,
but I don't know about ISDN. But what's the point of ISDN when you can get
ADSL?

> Cable modems: available, but never really took off. Hardly anyone in the
> UK has cable - it's a sort of elitist thing which most people can't
> afford, or don't want.

I hope you don't mind me clarifying here: a lot of people have access to
cable, but not many use it. Most of the people I know that use cable use
it only for local 'phone calls. The cable companies (e.g. NTL) are just
starting to wake up to the idea that people want fast Internet access via
cable.

Bye,

-- 
Richard Dawe
richdawe AT bigfoot DOT com ICQ 47595498 http://www.bigfoot.com/~richdawe/

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