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Re: [Fwd: FCC to charge by minute for e-mail usage (fwd)

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Mon Jan 26 15:01:52 1998

This is probably last years news, unless something has changed...

This was the telco response to "Free Internet Long Distance" Internet Phone
Service ads that some ISP's ran.  The telco's complained to the FCC that
the ISP's "weren't paying" for phone service and were unregulated carriers.
The FCC denied the requests, at least, so I thought.

The temptation to equate this with other "no pay" claims resisted with some
difficulty. ;-)

		--Dean

> JUST RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE AND IT NEEDS TO BE ACTED UPON ASAP!
>
> Your local telephone company has filed a proposal 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
>
>---snip ---
>
> FCC E Mail address [email protected]
>
> This is really important. If we have to pay for e-mail , the cost is
> going to skyrocket.
> It's about the only thing now that is cost-effective.
> Please make your opinions known to the FCC.



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