[thechat] Internet Rates

Ashok at MagicalKenya.com Ashok at MagicalKenya.com
Mon Oct 14 07:14:01 CDT 2002

>DSL has proven to be a big flop, probably because there was only one ISP
>offering it, and almost everyone who used them started screaming about
>their incompetence (people with 64K "broadband" connections bitched about
>getting less throughput than a 28.8K modem.)

i am sure this was also because of national incoming-outgoing bandwidth

for instance in kenya, it is prohibitively expensive for ISPs (due to govt.
laws )
to get direct international uplinks & downlinks - they end up going through
govt. telco body.  National bandwidth to the outside world is probably less
than 20 - 30 megabits (and that is distributed for public use )

the UN  office in kenya has more bandwidth than the rest of the country
(384mb) !
(they dont go thru the govt. telco)

i remember reading some stats a while back -
china stood at around 2 gigabits , india was at 800 megabits...

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