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Message no. 1
From: Katarina_ <bludhawk@**.NET>
Subject: [Fwd: Internet Charges]
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 11:02:25 -0600
Jereboa wrote:
> This was mailed to me and I cut it down for you. Please send mail as
> requested, we don't want to see this go through:
> 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.
> Internet usage will diminish if users were required to pay
> additional per minute charges. The FCC has created an e-mail box for
> your comments, responses must be received by February 13, 1997. Send
> your comments to isp@***.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 here
> this one. Get the e-mail address to everyone you can think of.
> isp@***.gov
> >>>>> End Transmission <<<<<
> E-Mail: jereboa@*****
> Web Site:
Message no. 2
From: Faux Pas Thomas <thomas@*******.COM>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Internet Charges]
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 14:28:09 -0600
At 11:02 AM 2/10/97 -0600, you wrote:
[FCC bullshit thing snipped]

Gee, that's three postings of this note in about four days. Why not visit
the FCC's web page or contact the FCC before sending out something that
isn't true.

The persistent "FCC Modem Tax" urban legend was originally loosely based on
actual events that took place in 1987 and 1989, but those events have long
since been resolved (and were never quite the threat they were made out to
be anyway). For more information about the relevant FCC proposals, see FCC
Docket #87-215 and Docket #89-79. For information on the congressional
response and final resolution of the issues, see the Congressional Record
for 6 November 1989.

Reference: Fred Goldstein's 'rumor control' article in comp.dcom.telecom,
1/24/90, Message-ID:

Please think before you forward.

Thomas Deeny
Infobahn Austin
512 320 0556
Message no. 3
From: Gurth <gurth@******.NL>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Internet Charges]
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 11:26:02 +0100
It would be appreciated if the posts about paying for internet services
were to stop. This is not meant as a flame to David Hinkley or Katarina_,
but I think we now know the deal...

(Prize yourselves lucky, us Europeans have had to pay for local calls all

Gurth@******.nl -
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