Wardialing Modems Guerrilla Network Opensource Cyberspace [re: Tim May]

juan juan.g71 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 11:37:01 PST 2018

On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 13:11:31 +0100
"P.J. Westerhof" <Peter at isoc.nl> wrote:

> Correct.
> If memory serves me right, not only because some modems caused technical
> issues with installed telephone infrastructure. But also because the
> then customary flat rate for local telephone use 

	there was no flat rate here. the phone company was a state monopoly then turned into a 'free market' 'private' government chartered monopoly. I think they were pleased wtih people using modems and paying their extortionary prices. 

> meant that you could
> get on the Internet almost indefinitely if an Internet access point was
> within reach, f.i. university or library.
> This extra and sustained load could cause technical issues in itself,
> but it also cost the phone companies a pretty penny in lost income. No
> wonder the phone companies were quick to change their tariffs to usage
> based.

	Hardly surprising. 

> Gr.
> Peter
> ____________________________________________________________
> Op 26-12-18 om 23:21 schreef jim bell:
> > I think there was a time in the late 1970's when phone companies
> > expressed resentment that their users were employing modems on their
> > phone lines.

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