said by Crookshanks:Ok so we want a service that costs less than a #4 combo at McDonald's, unlimited use of it for a full month, and free tech support and trouble calls? Just clarify me where I'm missing, because I'm really trying to understand. said by Crusty:
1.5/386k should be in the line of $5 a month or mirror what google is doing and basically make it free. That would be worth it.
$5/mo doesn't even cover the cost of maintaining the outside plant, let alone provide any revenue for meaningful upgrades, to pay employee salaries and benefits, or dividends for the shareholders.
On the last point, I know that profit is a dirty word around here, but it is the ultimate goal of any business, including Google. They aren't doing this to be altruistic...