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FCC Wants to Tax High-speed Internet Service...

Discussion in 'Technology' started by wileyC, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 26, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    wileyC

    wileyC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/245479-fcc-eyes-tax-on-internet-service

    But Turner argued that imposing a fee on broadband access, even if it is only a dollar or two, would discourage many people from buying the service—the exact opposite outcome of what the FCC is trying to achieve.

    "For folks who are thinking about adopting broadband, who have much lower incomes or don't value broadband as much—that extra dollar on the margins will cause millions of people... to not adopt," Turner said.

    The FCC could run into legal problems with the Internet Tax Freedom Act, a 1998 law that bans the government from taxing Internet access. But the FCC has long argued that Universal Service is a fee that the providers choose to pass on to consumers and not a tax.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    pippen that was'nt a vitamin!!

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    All I have to say is F*&% THE FCC, always butting in and crap!

    btw nice GIMP logo :D
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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