Publicly, the Imperium writes this discrepancy off by citing the high cost of building new ships and the fact that many frontier routes simply do not need jump-6 service. True, the cost of jump-6 is high enough to make a universal jump-6 Xboat network inefficient.
But the Imperial government also knows the power of information and maintains a variety of naval Couriers which can make jump-6. Knowing vital facts before they become general knowledge is essential to a well-run bureaucracy
References & Contributors (Sources)
- MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science