Re: Predictable network access prices (was: RCTE)


dan@WILMA.BBN.COM
Wed, 14 Oct 87 18:44:36 -0400


> ... one has to be able to
> show that the economy of scale is working in general and, as I
> believe, that the per-quantum costs would end up costing the smaller
> user more ...

Not to mention that the machinery for counting, and accounting for,
packets can itself cost serious money. Nicholas Johnson observed some
years ago that half the cost of a long-distance telephone call was in
billing you for that call. (Nicholas Johnson was an FCC Commissioner
and so presumably in a position to know.)

        Dan



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