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Re: Unsubstantiated Rumor

  • From: Hong Chen
  • Date: Mon Feb 17 16:57:06 1997

I got the date from WebWeek, jan 20th. I am sure that 
the one you provided should be the right one as it 
comes off from FCC's home page.

Thanks for the update.

Hong Chen				408-567-3800 (tel)
hchen@aimnet.net			408-567-0990 (fax)

On Mon, 17 Feb 1997, Simona Nass wrote:

> 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@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@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@acm.org
> >> >Date: Sat, 8 Feb 97 16:41:22 EST
> >> >To: fnc@web1.hpc.org, lsn@hpcc.gov
> >> >From: "Bruce B. Bottomley" <bbb@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@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@fcc.gov
> >> 
> >
> 
> 

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