Feb 07, 1997 10:01 AM
FYI - Received this from a friend on another list
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Here's a call for action that's worth all our efforts! I have to say that
occasionally when I've seen something like this it's been a hoax, but in
this case I don't want to take the chance that it's NOT for real ... can't
hurt the FCC to hear about how we feel about this, no matter what, so I'd
encourage you to post some kind of comment before February 13th, which is
less than a week off.
Yesterday I got a notice from the Computer User's Group that most of the
phone companies are petitioning the FCC to impose a per-minute charge for
internet use. Guesstimates range from 4-5 cents per minute for the large
companies up to 40 cents for the smaller ones. They contend that
internet usage has/will hinder operation of the telephone network.
The FCC has set up an email box for comments -- all replies must be in by
Feb. 13. The address is email@example.com.
You'll notice the public hasn't been told about this -- the Computer
User's Group requested help in spreading the word so we'll have a chance to
express our opinions.
With the number of computers in the U.S, increasing daily, a monthly
charge of $1 would provide a healthy amount. Those prices are outrageous!!
And it would certainly bring to a screeching halt the current spread of
computer technology and commercial use to the general public.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
AND SEND YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FCC AT: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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