You name me one ISP that has no limits and i will happily dig their AUP out to disprove this.
Kijoma has known limits, our customers know what they are paying for and get the service speed they pay for. A lot of fixed line openreach ISP's state "unlimited" and then apply a FUP / AUP which they then decide when to implement restriction/shaping without providing the customer any warning.
You could easily say why do roads have speed limits, why do we have traffic lights.. Limits are there to balance the capacity against the usage , without it you have the situation discussed over and over again in the other forums on TB.. peak time slow down, filtered protocols.
I can understand why the ADSL market are willing to use every trick in the book to gain customers, it is so heavily competitive as they are effectively all selling the same service level (as defined by your line/ Openreach capacity etc..)
Rampant profiteering, i find that a laughable statement. We do make a profit and have done for many years. However the difference between us and the openreach dependents you seem so keen on promoting is we OWN all our infrastructure. we have the potential of hundreds of gigabits of capacity on demand at diverse carrier fed data centres and we can purchase more as and when we need it as the networks grow.
It seems you dislike Kijoma, Vfast or any independent broadband provider based on your comments but at the same time make lame excuses for the failings of mobile providers etc..
Kijoma is not a Monopoly, nor is Vfast . We are companies that saw a market and managed to put together a viable business model. If no other existing technology provider can make such a business case then that is their failing, not ours.
The three exchanges in West Sussex i mentioned before are owned and operated by the largest telco Monopoly in this country and they have refused to provide their "competitive" multi vendored service to these exchanges. THAT is the actions of a monopoly, abusing their position to deprive people the over stated "choice" their service claims to provide.
Kijoma has invested the money and time to develop a high class service in these areas without any public funding or grants outside of a £5000 tender in 2005 for 5 villages. SInce 2005 those networks have been replaced 2-3 times as technology advances with faster and faster infrastructure, client radios and increased usage allowances and service speeds all WITHOUT a single tariff price increase in 7 years.
These are NOT the actions of a monopoly and i seriously object to the inference. We may have a monopoly on an excellent service but that is from our hard work , not back stabbing other ISP's via BDUK handouts etc..
It seems some people really hate free enterprise and at the same time they will [censored] about the poor service from the incumbent line telco's.
Like Vfast, a lot of our customers have moved to VoIP so the line rental vanishes, one business over here disposed of 8 BT lines to go to VoIP via our system, this has saved them a fortune and opened up the plethora of benefits VoIP provides at the same time.
We have an entire school in Surrey that pays less than £100 a month for 24Mbps down/10 Mbps up, where is the monopolistic element here? . they were quoted ~£40k to install a 10 meg leased line with over £1800 a month service fees from you know who ..
Oh and I forgot that I find it INCREDIBLY frustrating that you, Kijoma, have usage limits.
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I really can't see any reason why other than rampant profiteering - when I lived in Sweden it was unheard of to get a limit on your internet, even when it's a wireless service or a mobile service.
Frustrating when you are a monopoly!
Bill Lewis - MD
Kijoma Broadband - (Division of Kijoma Solutions Ltd)
Fixed wireless ISP - ISPA/CISAS/RIPE members