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FCC eyes tax on Internet service

Posted By admin On August 27, 2012 @ 8:19 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Brendan Sasso
The Hill [1]
Aug 27, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service.

The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last year to expand Internet access.

The FCC issued a request [2] for comments on the proposal in April. Dozens of companies and trade associations have weighed in, but the issue has largely flown under the public’s radar.

“If members of Congress understood that the FCC is contemplating a broadband tax, they’d sit up and take notice,” said Derek Turner, research director for Free Press, a consumer advocacy group that opposes the tax.

Numerous companies, including AT&T, Sprint and even Google have expressed support for the idea.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/245479-fcc-eyes-tax-on-internet-service

[2] request: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-12-46A1.pdf

[3] FCC backpedals from Internet tax: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-backpedals-from-internet-tax.html

[4] FCC Sets Sail on Internet Rulemaking: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-sets-sail-on-internet-rulemaking.html

[5] New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-u-s-push-to-regulate-internet-access.html

[6] Company’s limit on Internet use upsets customers and portends new era in online service: http://www.prisonplanet.com/companys-limit-on-internet-use-upsets-customers-and-portends-new-era-in-online-service.html

[7] The FCC’s Threat to Internet Freedom: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-fccs-threat-to-internet-freedom.html

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