HELP: Local phone co's to impose per min for internet usage !!!

HELP: Local phone co's to impose per min for internet usage !!!

Post by Marty Tipp » Sat, 17 Jan 1998 04:00:00

This is bogus information - more than a year old and a dead issue as
far as the FCC is concerned.

for information.  

Sure wish people would check the facts before blindly forwarding
information like this...

-Marty KC0AKA

>Good Morrow internet users,

>Currently under review by the FCC is a proposal filed by your Your local
>telephone company with the FCC to impose per minute charges for your
>internet service.

>They contend that your usage has or will hinder the operation of the
>telephone network. It is popular belief that internet usage will diminish if
>users are required to pay additional per minute charges.  It may, in
>fact, drive some users off the internet entirely, as it will be cost
>prohibitive for them to utilize the internet at all.  

>This could also have an especially adverse outcome for schools, colleges, and
>institutions of learning where funding is a major factor in availabilty
>of services.

>The FCC has created an e-mail box for your comments.

>Responses must be received by February 13, 1998.

>and tell them what you think. Every phone company is in on this one and they
>are trying to sneak it in just under the wire for litigation. Let
>everyone you know hear about this. Get the e-mail address to everyone
>you can think of.  We need to get the word out on this one.