[kwlug-disc] UBB hold the phone

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 14:34:32 EST 2011

If they really were charging "exorbitant markups," some clever sod
could come along and charge slightly less exorbitant markups and run
away with the market share. That's how competitive markets work.

Coincidentally, Yak and Eyesurf are going to be growing their market
share quite a bit locally because they're unaffected by the UBB


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Insurance Squared Inc.
<gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> Someone that I respect (because they're about 18 times smarter than I am and
> more knowledgeable) said this in response to UBB:
> Aren't required to charge based on usage. They most certainly will because
> that's how their wholesaler is charging them, but it's not required.
> In other words, teksavvy doesn't HAVE to charge these additional fees.  They
> can, or not.  In other words, they can actually continue to give me
> unlimited bandwidth as before.  But they won't.  If this is the case, the
> problem lies not with the government but with teksavvy - and the rest of
> them.  it's no longer Bell that's gouging me, it's teksavvy by exhorbitant
> markups.
> g.
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