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Comment Re:No one makes anyone buy anything. (Score 1) 237

Do you actually think that at some point prices were based on maintaining a "moral" 10% profit margin? That was never the case. Prices are a product of market forces, an individual supplier's profit margin is the deciding factor for whether or not they stay in the market. So profits aren't a component of the market price, the market price determines profits.

Comment Re:Data caps (Score 1) 65

Exactly! We don't pay for a fixed amount of data, we pay for transfer rates/bandwidth. I pay for a 60Mbps uplink, not for 300GB/month. If using all my bandwidth all day for 30 days is a strain on the network, then the ISP is advertising something they can't provide.

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