Cost of data

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Why is mobile data more expensive than ADSL data?  Surely it more costly to install copper wire to every house than it is to put up a single tower that covers hundreds of houses.   Surely data is data reagardless of how it is served?
asked Aug 11, 2017 in Billing by ramsbod (1,620 points)

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That is not exactly true, the infrastructure for ADSL has been laid many years ago so it is not as costly as Mobile Data. Also with ADSL Data is transmitted directly whereas with Mobile Data the Data is transmitted Wirelessly and this technology is more costly. Think of it like this, your Landline phone is much cheaper than your Cellphone call.
answered Aug 12, 2017 by mikhailh (1,420 points)
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Well in light of recent changes, re: expiry data, it might fall somewhat
answered Aug 12, 2017 by Matthew Murdoch (60,920 points)
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This is very involved topic , short answer network providers have to make profit and because of how the market is they control the pricing,
answered Aug 14, 2017 by RyanG (35,450 points)