FCC 96-488: Access Charge Reform & Information Service/Internet Access Provider use of the PSTN

Subject: FCC 96-488: Access Charge Reform & Information Service/Internet Access Provider use of the PSTN
From: Bill Bledsoe <Bill -dot- Bledsoe -at- CMS-STL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 16:08:07 -0600

gang,

I think this is what Theodora was talking about in regards to charges by
phone companies for internet access...

http://www.fcc.gov/isp.html

looks a bit scary to me...
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Title: FCC 96-488: Access Charge Reform & Information Service/Internet Access Provider use of the PSTN
Federal Communications Commission


FCC 96-488
CC Docket Numbers 96-262, 94-1, 91-213, and 96-263
adopted: 12/23/96 released: 12/24/96


Access Charge Reform NPRM
and
Internet Access & Information Service Provider NOI

[ Text Version | Word Perfect Version | Acrobat Version | News Release ]


Access Charge Reform NPRM
In this proceeding, the FCC seeks to reform its system of interstate access charges to make that system compatible with the pro-competitive deregulatory framework established by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The NPRM includes several proposals for reform of the Commission's existing access charge rate level policies. The Commission outlines two possible approaches for addressing claims that existing access charge levels are excessive, for establishing a transition to access charges that more closely reflect economic costs, and for deregulating incumbent LEC exchange access services as competition develops in the local exchange and exchange access markets.

Comment Date: January 27, 1997
Reply Comment Date: February 13, 1997


  • Comments on the Access Charge Reform NPRM (FCC 96-488) are now available for downloading. 1/31/97


  • Internet Access & Information Service Provider NOI
    The NOI seeks comment on whether the FCC should, in addition to access charge reform, consider actions relating to the implications of information service and Internet access provider usage of the public switched network. In particular, in light of concerns raised over congestion on the public switched network, the Commission seeks comment on how it can most effectively create incentives for the deployment of services and facilities to allow more efficient transport of data traffic to and from end users. The Commission made no specific proposals, but tentatively concluded that providers of information services (including Internet service providers) should not be subject to the interstate access charges that local telephone companies currently assess on long-distance carriers.

    Comment Date: March 24, 1997
    Reply Comment Date: April 23, 1997


    Filing Comments

    Parties that wish to file formal comments in these proceedings should follow the procedures set forth in the NPRM and NOI. General information on filing comments with the FCC is also available.

    You may also file informal comments electronically via e-mail to access -at- fcc -dot- gov for the Access Reform NPRM (CC Docket No. 96-262) and isp -at- fcc -dot- gov for the Internet Access & Information Service Provider NOI (CC Docket No. 96-263).

    Only one copy of electronically-filed comments must be submitted. You must put the docket number of the proceeding in the subject line, and you also must note in the subject line if an electronic submission is an exact copy of formal comments. You also must include your full name and Postal Service mailing address in your submission.


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