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The Federal Communications Commission is rapidly backpedalling from a proposal to tax broadband Internet service after a public outcry over the issue.
Democrats and Republicans at the agency are now blaming each other for pushing the idea in the first place.
A number of companies, including AT&T, Sprint and Google, expressed support for a broadband tax in comments filed with the FCC.
It certainly will, they made that point clear.
Originally posted by watchitburn
I wouldn't get comfortable though. I'm sure it will be snuck in somewhere in the future when we aren't looking.
Both parties sound like little kids pointing their fingers at each other when they both got caught doing something wrong.
McDowell insisted that he meant the FCC should consider broadening the base to include fees on each phone line or other revenue sources—but not the Internet.