The FCC proposes charging extra for Internet access-Fiction!

 The FCC Proposes Charging Extra For Internet Access to Make Up For Lost Postage Due to Email Activity-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:   A 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.

For more information:

www.TruthOrFiction.com regarding the similar rumor about proposed legislation to establish an email tax