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Re: tax on Internet usage

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 20:53:48 -0800


Elizabeth J Garber wrote:
>
> This is a forwarded message about adding fees to your telephone bill for
> your internet usage. Many readers will be interested. Please do take
> action.

> >>> >The following message came to me from a retired executive of
> >>> >Southern Connecticut Bell Telephone Company. It seems that local phone
> >>> >companies throughout the United States are supporting legislation that
> >>> >would impose "per minute" charges for our connection to Internet
> >>> >Service Providers.

<snip>

This is an Internet version of an urban legend. Similar rumors pop up every now and
then. How can the phone companies distinguish between your telephone and Internet
usage?

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