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Hope its not true but...[Fwd: [Mid] e-mail legislation]

Poster: Brian Matthews <wilthain@handy-man.com>

frank / lothair wrote:

> I just recieved this message from a freind in Trimaris.  I don't know
> the valitity in it but it might warrent our concern.
> ML Lothair
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject: potential e-mail legislation
> Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:28:26 -0500
> From: "Mark R. Evans" <iefan@southeast.net>
> To: iefan@trimaris.com
> Folks, I don't "know" if this is true.  But, if it even only potentially
> is, we need to e-mail opinions against it.
> >>>     Subject: FCC reg to charge for email usage.
> >>>
> >>>    Tell your friends, tell everyone who uses E-Mail.. This is 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. E-Mail, in my
> opinion, 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, 98. Send your comments to "isp@fcc.gov"
> 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 about this one. Get e-mail address to everyone you can think of.
> >>>
> >>>     FCC E Mail address isp@fcc.gov
> >>>
> >>>    Guys, this is really important. If we have to pay for e-mail , the
> cost is going to skyrocket. It's about the only thing now that is
> cost-effective. Please make your opinions known to the FCC.

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                            Wilthain Westbram

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