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Fw: Internet Access Charges (Another Hoax)

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Lindsborg Arts Council (lindsart)
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 09:48:13 -0600


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> From: Petersonrd
> To: JeanyMeany
> Subject: Internet Access Charges (Another Hoax)
> Date: Monday, January 18, 1999 8:45 AM
>
> Internet Access Charges
>
> January 1999
>
> This is a variant of the historic modem tax hoax of bygone years.
> This latest version started making its rounds on Nov 06, 1998,
> based apparently on a CNN story. Early versions pointed the finger
> at the FCC as the villain in this story. Then it was 'the
> government', then it was 'the Congress'.
>
> FCC statement:
> "... the FCC has no intention of assessing per-minute charges on
> Internet traffic or of making any changes in the way consumers
> obtain and pay for access to the Internet."
>
> ref: <http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html#internetcharge>: the
> Hoaxes and Viruses site from CIAC (the Computer Incident Advisory
> Capability group) at Lawrence Livermore National Labs.
>
> This site is a great resource for checking the validity of warnings such
> as this or of viruses and such.
>
>