posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 04:44 PM
By Brendan Sasso - 08/26/12 06:00 AM ET
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.
Time to contact your congress man/woman and give them a piece of your mind.
It looks like more taxes are right around the corner.
Companies, including AT&T, Sprint and Google are supporting the consumer based tax.
Consumers already pay a fee on their landline and cellular phone bills to support the FCC's Universal Service Fund. The fund was created to ensure
that everyone in the country has access to telephone service, even if they live in remote areas.
edit on 26-8-2012 by RussianScientists
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