Re: 56K / X2 pricing

Joe Bissot ( )
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 22:59:41 -0700

To truly be price fixing the combined impact of our discussion would have
to be able to actually fix a price in a given market. It is beyond the
scope of this list and its users to fix prices. If we all agree on a price
increase that will not do didly. And non competition agreements are
perfectly legal. In fact I would consider it a near impossibility to
actually fix internet access prices. Even if the big guys all standardized
and upped there prices, the local ISPs would just flourish. Only if the big
guys fixed prices would there be any basis for any charges whatsoever, and
even then that would depend on the locality impacted. In my part of the
woods it would be nearly impossible to fix prices. Never mind the
nationals, there are at least 10 other ISPs local to me.

At 10:46 PM 6/18/97 -0600, you wrote:
>I believe the price fixing laws would only apply if we were to discuss
>everyone on this list getting together to make all of our prices the same.
>Open discussion about prices around the Internet to would not constitute
>fixing anything. This could be considered a pricing survey and we all know
>how many of those are floating around..
>Kent Runyan, Operations Manager
>Konnections, Inc..
>2650 Washington Blvd. Ste 208
>Ogden, UT 84401
>> Illegal? I beg your pardon. The first amendment to the Constitution of
>> the United States of America states that I might discuss whatever issues
>> with whomever whenever I so choose. Where is this alledged law
>> At 10:47 PM 6/18/97 -0500, you wrote:
>> >He's not. It is illegal to mention pricing in a forum like this. I'd be
>> >VERY careful not to mention dollar amounts..
>> >
>> >
>> >----------
>> >> >Be careful not to mention pricing. It IS a FEDERAL offense! This is
>> >too
>> >> good of a list and >Emerald is too good a company to have the
>> >overpowering
>> >> Fed's calling them..
>> >>
>> >> There are obviously restrictions on price-fixing, but it would seem to
>> >> that this is a public-enough forum that those wouldn't apply. Are you
>> >> talking about something else?
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