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Charles Hymes

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is not a very mysterious organization. They are a big, politically sensitive organization ( even is they are heavily biased in favor of  industry at the expense of the public ).

Anyway, everything you want to know about the FCC's plans & activities are at http://www.fcc.gov/

The FCC is not going to tax modems or the internet.

In my opinion, the "internet charges" story is a deliberate distortion distributed for political purposes, but it is not clearly a "Hoax" . The fact is, that local phone companies are petitioning the FCC to allow them to charge Internet Service Providers (ISPs) the same way they charge long distance telephone carriers. This means that they want to bill AOL, Netcom, etc. the same way they charge MCI, AT&T for access to the local telephone network. I fully realize that other people, may disagree with my interpretation. For the real scoop, start out at the FCC's call for public comment.

 The FCC is not going to ban religious stations either.


 FCC letters.