FCPUNX:'Telco Terrorism' -- Wired on Baby Bells v. the Net

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Aug 1 16:51:58 PDT 1997

At 10:18 PM 8/1/97 +1000, Apache wrote:
> I note with great interest an independent provider in New Zealand which
> has a better competitive market situation in this area than Australia
> (and a lot of other things I might add) offers a user account with up to
> 500kbs satellite feed for $79 (NZ) /mnth flat plus installation of $79 
> plus you must by the satellite dish ($699). I would assume you can't 
> resell bandwidth on this set up so the two are not directly comparable.

The (comparatively) free market telecom system in New Zealand is due
to a LEFT WING, pro liberty, government, that adopted a strategy 
"let us privatize first and let the free market sort out the chaos 

The equivalent in America is almost unimaginable.  Here in America left
means statist, left means big brother is in charge.  The same is true,
or used to be true when I was there, in Australia, though not to the
extreme that it is true in America.
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and our property, because of the kind	|  
of animals that we are. True law	|   James A. Donald
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