> According to folks at BioTechNET the cost for such a gateway is
> $12,000 initial fee + $1000/month. At present, the high cost of
> providing such a gateway, in their minds, is prohibitive. I, of
> course, argued that an InterNet gateway would increase their
> visibility and use but we'll have to wait and see.
> Bruce A. Roe
This sounds fishy. A connection onto the Internet thru UUNET is $3000
(two 19.2kbaud modems) and $35/month for mail service, unless prices
have *really* gone up in the past few months.
I suspect the costs the are talking about is becoming a .COM or .ORG
Internet node, which is not necessary for a gateway. Certainly if
BioTechNet (1) doesn't have an internet gateway and (2) offers
services I can get through CompuServe for $1.50/mo + connect charges I
am not going to be very interested in BioTechNet.
dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77054-5500/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU
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