The telco industry charges more, kilobyte by kilobyte, for sending a text message from your phone to next door than what it costs to send the same message from Mars to Earth, according to a cost comparison put together by Swedish Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge.
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“This is not just an abysmal market failure, it is more than that. It is a personal insult to us who have publicly defended the belief of the workings of a free market, this being incontrovertible hard data that the telco industry needs to be politically restrained with a complete absence of humor,” said Falkvinge.
Maybe it’s time to start colonising Mars..