Why does this group have so much spam?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Sep 4 05:07:48 CEST 2009

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> According to the theory "increased usage leads to higher prices", we 
> should be paying more for Internet access now than we were in 1999, and 
> hugely more that from the early 90s when there were hardly any Internet 
> users. 

You are confusing historical changed with contemporaneous alternatives.

Suppose that all over the world, people coordinated so that one in three 
households paid ISPs while a neighbor on each side piggybacked (and 
perhaps paid the paying househould their one-third share).  Do you 
really think that would have no effect on the pricing and availability 
of internet service?


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