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FCC Proposes Charging Extra For Internet Access to Make Up For Lost Postage Due
to Email Activity-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
widely distributed email warns that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
is proposing adding a five cents per message charge for sending emails,
authorizing phone companies to charge extra for the time spent sending or
receiving emails, and charging an extra flat amount for Internet access.
The Truth: TruthOrFiction.com
has designated this as not just a rumor, but a hoax, an intentional email of
misinformation. Some versions of this eRumor also mention alleged proposed
legislation in Congress to levy email taxes through "Bill 602P."
No such proposals have been discovered and the rumor has been denied by the FCC.