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thebboss

join:2004-02-20
Modesto, CA
reply to tonydi

Re: SBC DSL and the FUSF

Its on SBC's services page...all the way down, first *

»www01.sbc.com/DSL_new/content/1,,90,00.html?


tonydi
Premium,MVM
join:2001-05-11
San Jose, CA

said by thebboss:
Its on SBC's services page...all the way down, first *

»www01.sbc.com/DSL_new/content/1,,90,00.html?

I see what you're referring to but I don't get your point. Sorry.

caliprince

join:2002-12-12
Riverside, CA
reply to thebboss

Surcharge, special assessments, bonds, etc....are nothing more than ways of collecting revenue without having to call it a "tax". But the effect is the same because it's money coming out of everyone's pockets and filtering back to be spent as if it were tax money...only it may be ear-marked for special use. The sugar coating just makes it easier to swallow and allows everyone to claim..there's no tax on the Internet. The ISP's may have chose to hide it before in the cost, but it's now beneficial for marketing to advertise a lower price then attach the surcharge on later. Just like a $15 mo. single phone line ends up costing $20 mo. when you get the bill. Call it what you want, they're still getting the money out of you.