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Re: [Fwd: FCC to charge by minute for e-mail usage (fwd)
From: Nathan Stratton <nathan () robotics net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 15:16:26 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Dean Anderson wrote:

This is probably last years news, unless something has changed...

This was the telco response to "Free Internet Long Distance" Internet Phone
Service ads that some ISP's ran.  The telco's complained to the FCC that
the ISP's "weren't paying" for phone service and were unregulated carriers.
The FCC denied the requests, at least, so I thought.

The temptation to equate this with other "no pay" claims resisted with some
difficulty. ;-)

Yes, this is last years news, but it is also very important to watch this
issue to make sure something like this does not go into effect. People
like the ACTA are pumping large amounts of money into legal battles. The
fight is sill going on by www.von.org and others. Internet Telephony has
already been banned in places like India where it is illegal to use PC
based Internet Telephony or PSTN/IP gateways.

Nathan Stratton                         Telecom & ISP Consulting
www.robotics.net                        nathan () robotics net

           Plain Aviation, Inc                  dean () av8 com
           LAN/WAN/UNIX/NT/TCPIP          http://www.av8.com

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