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THE FCC DROPS PROPOSAL OF ACCESS CHARGES FOR DATA OPERATORS TO THE LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANY

Sighs of relief in the electronic publishing and bulletin board operating and using community: the US Federal Communications Commission, bowing to irresistible pressure, has now formally scrapped its iniquitous proposal that electronic data operators and therefore users – should pay access charges to the local telephone company; the FCC wisely concluded that this is not an appropriate time to levy interstate access charges on providers of information services because the industry is in a uniquely complex period of transition.

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