Hmmm.....well, hehe, sorry folks...
Now I'm wondering what happens when you write to that email? Since I haven't
done it yet!
From: Blake Wylie
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 1998 9:11 AM
To: DANIEL RAY
Cc: 'MG List'
Subject: Re: FW: FCC & Internet Access
This went around a few months ago, but it turned out to be mostly a hoax. I
think it ranks up there with those email virus hoaxes (ie.."Good Times" &
"Join the Crew").
Don't feel too bad...I fell for it too. ;)
At 04:11 PM 1/4/98 -0600, DANIEL RAY wrote:
>Since I haven't noticed any red alerts on this subject to the list lately,
I thought I'd forward this message to you all. If you are not concerned with
a HUGE increase in the cost of internet access, then you can delete....
>Ft. Knox, KY
>Sent: Saturday, January 03, 1998 5:27 PM
>Subject: FCC & Internet Access
>Dear Healthcare Safety and Security Chat Members -
>I received the following from a friend of mine who hosts a chat in another
>room. This is serious. After all, one of the reasons I joined AOL was the
>unlimited access for the flat rate. I do a lot of research on the Internet,
>but won't be able to should this happen. None of us will. I thought you all
>needed to know about this. I think this would eventually kill the Internet,
>as thousands of us would just give it up. We need to speak out now, before
>the Telephone Companies get their way. Please respond to the FCC and let them
>know how you feel about this.
>Yours in Safety,
>"Your local telephone company has filed a proposal with the FCC to impose per
>minute charges for your Internet service. They contend that your usage has or
>will hinder the operation of the telephone network. It is my belief that
>Internet usage will diminish if users were required to pay additional per
>minute charges. The FCC has created an e-mail box for your comments.
>Responses must be received by February 13, 1998. Send your comments to
>firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them what you think. Every phone company is in on this
>one and they are trying to sneak it in just under the wire for litigation.
>Let everyone you know hear this one. Get the e-mail address to everyone you
>can think of.."
> E-mail address again is ......email@example.com
>This litigation will certainly affect the number of hours I spend on the
>Internet and it will be truly detrimental to a number of people who may be on
>fixed incomes....I have already voiced my opinion to the FCC and by sending
>this to you..I hope you can reach many Internet users and spread the
>word..Perhaps if enough people respond ...it won't happen....I also think we
>should contact all major news services and let them hear our voices....Please
>help spread the word and send your comments off today...
>Thanks....Bevybear aka AWTedybear...See you in chats....