by oneafrikan on September 1, 2005
[Cape Town | ITWeb, 1 September 2005] – Telkom has dropped its threatened R5 million lawsuit against Web site Hellkom.co.za with costs and without conditions, allowing the satirical site to continue its basting of the telecommunications giant.
â€œTelkom makes almost R20 million profit every day because of its monopolistic position but its high prices mean that many South Africans can’t afford the most basic Internet or telephone services,â€ he says.
Stirton says while he is happy the issue is over with, â€œthere’ll be no celebrating until Telkom’s prices come right downâ€.
This is great news, and hopefully is the start of a move towards lower prices and greater accessibility to what most people would call basic services…