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Rs: New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 102. Monday, 25 May 1992.
 
 
(1)	From: 	"Daniel Traister" <
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	Date:	Sunday May 3, 1992 19:30:01
	Subject: RE: SHK 3.0097  New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
 
(2)	From: 	William Kemp <
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	Date: 	Monday May 4, 1992 13:52:03 EDT
	Subject: Re: SHK 3.0097  New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
 
 
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Date:		Sunday May 3, 1992 19:30:01
Subject: 3.0097  New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
Comment: 	RE: SHK 3.0097  New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
 
I understand from Columbia Professor Terry Belanger, who dealt with this
matter on ExLibris, that the threat of FCC taxes on modems is a new-style
"urban legend" (see the several works on *that* topic by Brunvand) and
has no basis in reality.  You might want to check with him for confirmation
on this point; my memory could be faulty (
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But I don't think so.
 
Daniel Traister, Curator of Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
215 898 7088 (phone); 215 898 0559 (fax)

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From: 		William Kemp <
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Date: 		Monday May 4, 1992 13:52:03 EDT
Subject: 3.0097  New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0097  New FCC Surcharges for Modem Use?
 
The warning about FCC surcharges for modem users refers to a proposal
about two years that the FCC abandoned when it got flooded with
complaints. It started appearing again about three weeks ago on
various lists as a kind of electronic legend. It's not accurate.
Dump it, and don't write the FCC. They might revive the idea if anyone
reminds them of it.
 
Bill Kemp
Mary Washington College
Fredericksburg, Va.

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