Unsubstantiated Rumor

Sun Feb 9 16:58:30 UTC 1997

  What appears below is an unsubstantiated rumor, but some rumors are true...
>Return-Path: bbb at acm.org
>Date: Sat, 8 Feb 97 16:41:22 EST
>To: fnc at web1.hpc.org, lsn at hpcc.gov
>From: "Bruce B. Bottomley" <bbb at acm.org>
>Subject: Fw: Telephone charges for Internet
>Does anybody know if there's truth in this one?  The concept doesn't sound
>extraordinarily unlikely given the info we received from the FCC rep at FNC
>a few months back about central office loading, allocation of costs and
>revenues, etc., but the lack of publicity associated with this--if true--is
>a bit surprising.
>>Subject: Fwd: Telephone charges for Internet
>>>I am writing you this to inform you
>>>of a very important matter currently under review by the FCC. 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 telephone network.  It is my belief that
>>>internet usage will diminish if users were required to pay additional per
>>>minute charges. The FCC has created an email box for your comments,
>>>responses must be received by February 13, 1997. Send your comments to
>>>isp at fcc.gov 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 this one. Get the e-mail address to
>>>everyone you can think of.
>>>isp at fcc.gov

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