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Re: (Article) Germans want to charge Google

__/ [ tonnie ] on Tuesday 28 February 2006 10:39 \__

> Big Bill wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 10:39:05 +0100, "Greg N." <yodel_dodel@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>>Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>| He said companies like Google have been enjoying a free lunch. Ricke
>>>I don't get the point.  On the net, a content provider pays the bandwith
>>>he needs to connect his servers, all other bandwidth costs are shared by
>>>the users.

Which is what makes the story so outrageous. *smile*

>>>In what respect does Google enjoy more of a free lunch than Mama's Pizza
>>>Shop web site?

Google never have free lunch at Mama's Pizza Shop. They can afford some fine
gourmet (oh! And a soothing complimentary massage *smile*). 

>> Lots more people use the existing infrastructure to reach the Google
>> service than they do to reach the Mama's Pizza service.
> And the people who do reach for Google already paid for the service, so
> why should Deutsche Telekom get paid by Google?

Probably due to misunderstanding or envy. If Deutsche Telekom users (as well
as German Web sites) beg to high Google bandwidth, then that's just probably
what they want. Why should Deutsche Telekom interfere? They want to get
their bandwidth's worth.

> Who will be next? Siemens, because they make money by selling phones?

Google Wi-Fi and VoIP prospects could make that a reality too.

> A shame, but
>> there you are.
>> Pepperoni ok?
> No, quatro stagione with extra cheese please.

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