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Huda Alnasser huda.alnasser at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 17:49:33 +03 2011


are you saying ISPs charge kuwaiti different amount than non-kuwaiti ?

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 12:33 AM, BrAnDeN XaViErZ <bd.xavierz at gmail.com>wrote:

> the isp out here have major flaws n in my opinion have seperate rules for
> local n expats...
> or they just choose to provide the necessary info differently...n that
> sux...
>
> HENCE I THIRD DAT..!!
>
> its really sad the way things work in this country...its so close to being
> racist...
>
> Power to the Free People...
>
> Peace
>
> Bd.XaViErZ
>
>
>
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>> Yes! I second that.
>>
>>
>> I guess if we need to campaign for anything, we should campaign for the
>> establishment of a Telecom Regulator. That's the professional way of doing
>> things. It's just like having the "Central Bank" or the "Stock Market
>> Regulation Committee" (newly established). With such regulatory body,
>> consumers will assure protection, theoretically speaking. In case of a
>> Telecom Regulator, they should be able to complain against any ISP or
>> telecom in case of any violation (just like the one we are having now).?
>> (Practically speaking, such regulator will never be politics-free, because
>> we are in Kuwait, unfortunately)
>>
>>
>> Meanwhile, let us not underestimate suing ISPs, because this at least
>> means that people are not passive. Such campaign may grow to a real change.
>>
>> Lets be optimistic and supportive at least
>>
>>
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>>
>> Maybe what the ISPs want is for consumers to should at the Ministry
>> because the ministry refuses to upgrade the infrastructure or is holding the
>> ISPs hostage and this is one way (however misguided) that they figured out
>> how to get consumers all excited (and it worked, obviously).
>>
>> Anyway, Internet as a whole is expensive in Kuwait compared to countries
>> with similar (or even poorer economies). Even compared to the rest of the
>> Middle East its artificially inflated.
>>
>> I think one of the ways it can be resolved is by have an
>> independent?telecom regulatory authority (like the TRA in Bahrain). This
>> agency would have oversight over all providers and its crucial that it is
>> independent of the government and the private sector; that way they can
>> control things like artificial price fixing (which goes on all the time in
>> Kuwait).
>>
>> Suing the ISPs isn't going to solve anything, IMO. You need a top down
>> change - starting with independent regulation of the ISPs.
>>
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Burhan Khalid
>>
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