High speed internet Accessability

Janina Sajka janina at afb.net
Tue Nov 13 16:28:09 EST 2001

Hi, MIchael:

Now I understand. Please pardon my U.S. centric chauvinism. I simply 
assumed you were in the U.S. Most unwaranted assumption.

Bad, Janina, Bad, Bad.

PS: I agree with your strategy. I would do the same thing were I in your 

On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Michael wrote:

> Unfortunately, DSL is not available in my area.  I don't think that the
> provider who has DSL monopolized here in my province of Newfoundland Canada,
>  is not planning expansion any time soon but get this,the Company
> the company has applied for a $5.00 per month rate increase on its phone
> service!   It would make you thro up what you never ate!
>  because they own the backbone, I doubt they would allow competitors.
>  Most likely they're going to receive a royalty from the cable companies
> any way. On the other hand, That might change now that Cable high speed is
> available in there dialup service area.
> The DSL provider will certainly loose a big chunk of there dialup customers
> so maybe, just maybe, they might do something.  I'm not waiting,
> I'm jumping over to cable in a couple of weeks.  Even if the DSL
> monopolizer, which hasn't been to kind and supportive to its rural dialup
> customers,
> all of a sudden decides to make plans to launch DSL in the spring,
> I won't be jumping back .  Screw them! LOL <evil grin>
> Michael
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				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
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				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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