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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
The Hill 
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  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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 The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/245479-fcc-eyes-tax-on-internet-service
 request: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-12-46A1.pdf
 FCC backpedals from Internet tax: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-backpedals-from-internet-tax.html
 FCC Sets Sail on Internet Rulemaking: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-sets-sail-on-internet-rulemaking.html
 New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-u-s-push-to-regulate-internet-access.html
 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
 The FCC’s Threat to Internet Freedom: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-fccs-threat-to-internet-freedom.html
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