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Re: phone company fees
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: phone company fees
- From: "W. McLean" <jhs@CABLEINET.CO.UK>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 13:06:12 -0000
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It appears to me that it is quite justified for us on-line people to pay =
for the privilege of using the telecommunications networks, especially =
as modern modems utilise far more bandwidth than regular voice calls. =
In the UK, calls to an ISP are generally charged at local call rates =
(about 1 penny per minute at off-peak times - roughly U.S.$1 per hour - =
and about three times at peak times). We pay a monthly rental or =
connection charge to the telecoms company and a monthly fee to the ISP. =
Most ISP's do not charge for connect time.
Let's face it, the telecoms companies are in the business of selling =
communications bandwidth, so why should they not charge for it?
Incidentally, it seems that the bandwidth has become so clogged up in =
Erin Moore's part of the world that it has taken over two months for the =
message to filter through! <G>
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd - Edinburgh
Tel +44 (0) 131 449 2206
Fax +44 (0) 131 451 5081
From: Erin Moore [SMTP:ecmoore@UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU]
Sent: 08 November 1997 12:04
Subject: phone company fees
I thought we all needed to be aware of this one and respond as =
> I am writing you this to inform you of a very important matter
> under review by the FCC. Your local telephone company has filed a
> with the FCC to impose per minute charges for your internet service.