This is bogus information - more than a year old and a dead issue as
far as the FCC is concerned.
Sure wish people would check the facts before blindly forwarding
information like this...
>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
>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
>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.