The Reason Australia Lacks Unlimited Internet Plans
ever wonder why there are no true “unlimited” internet plans in Australia?
…but where does the bulk of our internet content come from? Ahh, the US and Europe, a land-mass with an even higher population density.
So that means international cables, and they make our costs of running copper from Ballarat to Bendigo look like pocket change you couldn’t buy a bag of mixed lollies for. And they cost a lot to run. And they’re owned mostly by a very very small number of companies, who have to pay the USAians and the Europeans on a per-gigabit basis for our traffic, as well as maintain the big pipe plugs at each end and several multi-million-dollar ocean going vessels (with highly trained, highly paid crews) to do maintenance and repairs.
from a nice informative forum post
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