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Access Charge for Internet

Feb 13, 1997 08:18 PM
by M K Ramadoss

Here is something that all of us in the USA should be concerned with. Please
send a e-mail to FCC per instructions below.

>this is what my isp just sent me; 10 cents a minute to me is highway
>robbery for the bells for internet service especially when there are many
>companies ready willing and able to provide the service right now but they
>are having trouble getting in because of the bell monopolization (ie buying
>each other out)  and as a second one the fcc makes you do it just exactly
>so or they delete it.   must have   "cc docket no. 96-263"   thanks for
>listening to this   dc
>Dear FlashNet customer,
>We are 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 our 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 and tell them what you think.
>Alert everyone in your addressbook, and most importantly the subject
>line should have "CC Docket No 96-263". FULL NAME AND ADDRESS SHOULD
>ACCOMPANY THE EMAIL otherwise it will be deleted. Again, the email to FCC
>More information can be found at the FCC website:
>Please forward this email to all your friends on the internet so all our
>voices may be heard.
>Thanks for your time.
>M. Scott Leslie
>President - FlashNet Communications
>a division of WebSite Management Co., Inc.
>> From: Joe Just <>
>> Subject: Re: Motherboard
>> Date: Thursday, February 13, 1997 12:36 PM
>> CR,
>> I was interested in your reply regarding the SiS and driver difficulties.
>> Since I am not a techie, could you explain a little more what you mean.
>> Win95 drivers for an intel chipset or a SiS chipset, or other chipsets,
>> would be different?  And when you say drivers will be there but you'll be
>> hunting, what did you mean?  Driver will be where?  Hunting where?
>> Thanks
>> Joe
>> At 11:14 PM 2/12/97 -0600, you wrote:
>> >At 10:18 PM 2/12/97 -0600, you wrote:
>> >>I'm getting ready to put together a system.
>> >>Actually someone supposedly sold me a 6x86 based system and it did
>> >>but lock up every 20 minutes. (I'm not exaggerating)
>> >>It would appear that this is happening because the guy used any'ol
>> >>MOB and slapped a Cyrix in there.
>> >>Wrong.
>> >>So I'm a little sensitive about getting the right board.
>> >>Tom's Hardware page touts the Asus P/I-P55TVP4 or the P/I-P55T2P4.
>> >>But I notice that alot of you are refering to the M Tech Mustang R534.
>> >>Am I missing something?
>> >
>> >Ok, I'll chip in.  I've heard people tout the P55TVP4.  I've tried it,
>> >have gotten pretty good performance.  But benchmark wise, I find very
>> >little difference between it and boards like the Shuttle 557.  The
>> >(VX) seems to be a fair equalizer.  As far as compatibility, I really
>> >ASUS, used to use them a hell of a lot more then I do now, but they
>> >the "perfect" board either.
>> >
>> >Now, the MTech is a different story.  Also not the perfect board.  But
>> >uses the SIS chipset which means it's cyrix dead on certified for 200+
>> >(75Mhz*2) which the VX chipset is not certified to do (because Intel
>> >doesn't have a chip that runs at 75Mhz bus, so why design a chipset to
>> >that?) Because SIS is different, it has pluses and minuses.  Plus:
>> >running OSR2, you get dead on support and you can grow from '95's
>> >understanding.  Minus: you're running '95 upgrade and get a SIS board.
>> >Start getting ready for driver war.  Drivers are there, but you'll be
>> >hunting.
>> >
>> >The MTech board has a lot of big bonuses, but some distrations too.
>> >line: no board is absolutely perfect, everything has good or bad.  I
>> >generally work this way: If I know I'm designing for someone who wants a
>> >P200+ and is a techie (they understand technology) I'll send out a
>> >If, however, I know I'm dealing with an idiot who wants to just leave
>> >case shut forever, never touch a damn thing, forget about everything,
>> >they'll stick with what drivers they have for the rest of their life,
>> >I'll choose a good HX/VX board.
>> >
>> >It's all in the picking.
>> >
>> >CR
>> >


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