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From: "Dan" <>
Subject: Re: INTERNET TO COST MORE
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998 14:56:04 -0800
All I can say is, if it happens, Iwill have a lot more time to do other
Along with all the other Inet users, I bet they all quit when it starts
I live in the boonies, and just to get to call local my monthly phone bill
if I dont use the phone at all would be 86 dollars, and all other calls are
like every one elses 10 cents a minute for LD.
I think if the Inet was charged LD for all Inet use we would be inna
And dont think this cable thing is going to help much, its still uses
phone lines, I have a friend who has it and the phone line is pluged inna
> From: Charlene Smith <>
> Subject: Re: INTERNET TO COST MORE
> Date: Saturday, November 07, 1998 1:52 PM
> My mind was jogged into remembering a similar thing a couple of years
> ago that proved to be an "urban legend".... so I did some surfing and
> found some interesting information.
> 1. The problem seems to be that GTE has developed a new Interenet Access
> Service that crosses state lines WITHOUT adding a long distance fee. It
> would seem that any "taxation" of Internet service would result from
> accessing from one state to another NOT across the board.
> 2. The FCC is trying to figure out IF GTE can get away with it. (No long
> distance fees means less $ for Uncle Sam and we can't cheat on our taxes
> now can we??)
> <http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98292.txt> is
> the URL where I found this information. The date of the document is
> October 30, 1998. It is long and full of legalese but fairly easy to
> As listowners we need to check these things out before we panic.
> Charlene Smith
> listowner WVMorgan
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