Unsubstantiated Rumor

Michael Dillon michael at memra.com
Mon Feb 17 23:53:43 UTC 1997

On Mon, 17 Feb 1997, Simona Nass wrote:

> >"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.

If your company is going to play the regulatory game, don't bother with
filing informal comments. Learn the procedures for filing proper
FORMAL comments with the FCC. Some basic info is available here
http://www.fcc.gov/getinfo.html and the explanation of how to file
a formal comment is here

While the FCC will take some note of informal comments, they are more like
signatures on a petition, easy to do and only worth something when they
come in bulk. So to have any significant impact on the FCC, take some time
and play the game their way. Just about everything of interest to an ISP
will come up in the Common Carrier Bureau http://www.fcc.gov/ccb/

Also note that you don't need to hire a lawyer in order to file formal
comments, you just need to be able to follow instructions accurately
and write clearly.

Note that the Reply-To is set to com-priv at lists.psi.com because that's
where non operational issues like this should really be discussed.

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-250-546-3049
http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael at memra.com

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