I think it has more to do with competition than anything else. When I lived in
the US (until 1995) telecoms there was cheaper than in any European country.
Today it is the other way round. Most European markets are far more competitive
than the US market.
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> On 1 May 2021, at 16:48, Jez Cunningham <jez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Population density - they're 8x less dense than us, so infrastructure is
> more expensive.
> And then there's competition, marketing, regulation, ...
> On Sat, 1 May 2021 at 15:32, Brian Gray via olympus <
> olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> HI Chris said: "Since Earthlink no longer has a viable dialup service
>> here, I'm looking into other "bottom feeder" options. Using my cell phone
>> tethered to a laptop, I'm using about 500M/week, which is pretty cheap. I
>> can knock down the Earthlink account to "premium email" for $8.95/mo, which
>> saves me $20/mo. Ending the landline phone will save $75/mo. Cell phone
>> prepaid data is $10/G, so I can easily afford 1G/week and still save $$
>> overall. I'm going to test this option for a week or two before making the
>> Why is the telephone system so expensive in the States? In the UK, I get
>> unlimited broadband data and unlimited internal UK telephone 24/7 calls for
>> under £35 per month. And the broadband download rate is over 50Mbs in a
>> village of 5,000 people.
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