Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/02/10

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Subject: internet charges (off subj. but could be very important)
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 15:55:49 -0800

This was sent to me on another list so I'm passing it along.


> I am writing you this 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.
> It is my belief that internet usage will diminish if users were
> required to pay additional per minute charges. The FCC has created an
> email box for your comments, responses must be received by February
> 13, 1997. Send your comments to and 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 litiagation. Let everyone you know here
> this one. Get the e-mail address to everyone you can think of.
> Please forward this email to all your friends on the internet so all
> our voices may be heard!
> *******************************************

PLEASE just take 30 seconds to send them a note that says:

Say NO to additional internet access charges by local telephone

Thanks, friends!

Scott Ferguson