Unsubstantiated Rumor

Simona Nass simona at panix.com
Mon Feb 17 21:17:39 UTC 1997

Their page said 
   Comment Date: January 29, 1997 new!
   Reply Comment Date: February 14, 1997 new!
when I checked just now. Where did you get the dates you mentioned? -S.

>The detailed background info on this issue can be found on 
>Page 1 of WebWeek,  Jan 20, 1997. 
>"ISPs Could Owe New Fees To Telcos if FCC Gives its OK".
>FCC has an email box at 
>		isp at fcc.gov
>for ISPs and consumers to send informal comments. The deadline is
>Feb 21, and March 24 is the dead for replies to comments.
>FCC will post the comments at
>	www.fcc.gov/isp.html
>Hong Chen				408-567-3800 (tel)
>hchen at aimnet.net			408-567-0990 (fax)
>On Sun, 9 Feb 1997, James R. Fisher wrote:
>>   What appears below is an unsubstantiated rumor, but some rumors are true...
>> -jrf
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> >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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