Tuesday January 06, 2015

If The Internet Becomes A Public Utility, You’ll Pay More Taxes

You know, this whole thing with the FCC is turning into "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. frown

Under this decision to reclassify broadband, Americans would face a host of new state and local taxes and fees that apply to public utilities. These new levies, according to the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), would total $15 billion annually. On average, consumers would pay an additional $67 for landline broadband, and $72 for mobile broadband each year, according to PPI’s calculations, with charges varying from state to state.

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