I heard something similar to this about a year ago with Bell Atlantic, and
nothing came out of it. Although I did send a comment, I'm not sure if Bell
Atlantic dropped the issue or if the FCC didn't approve.
>>> "Houston, Lewis, Mr, OPNBM/SETA"
mil> 01/14/98 06:11am >>>
I found this on the SkyWarn list and thought it of interest to
all. Does anyone
know if this FCC activity is for real?
> Subject: Internet, FCC
> I am writing you this to inform you of a very important matter
> currently under review by the FCC. Your local telephone company
> 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, 1998.
> Send your comments to * isp @
gov * and tell them what you
> 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