Re: phone barons

Elias G. Darraj (edarra1@gl.umbc.edu)
Thu, 9 May 1996 14:18:42 -0400 (EDT)


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On Thu, 9 May 1996, Chris Yagmin wrote:

> Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 07:47:47 -0400
> From: Chris Yagmin <cyagmin@tecnet1.jcte.jcs.mil>
> To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
> Subject: Re: phone barons
>
> At 02:55 PM 5/8/96 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> >Not that this has anything to do with cu-see-me..... The real way to
> >stick it to the phone companies is to interface the Internet with the
> >phone system so that long distance calls become a combination of local
> >calls and the Internet. Unfortunately companies that do this are going to
> >be just as interested in making money as the Internet is. But it is being
> >done currently in a few areas. If anyone has information on this I'd be
> >interesting in finding out more about these projects.
> >-Elliot
> >
> Well I guess the phone companies are going to get our money one way or
> another. I was watching the news on tuesday and one of the lead stories was
> about how the telephone companies want to increase the base charge by ten
> dollars over five years. I am not sure what rational they are using to
> justify this but, it sounds excessive to me. I did not hear what kind of
> regulatory process they have to go through to make this increase happen.
>
> sigh.
>
> Chris.
> Chris Yagmin
> cyagmin@tecnet1.jcte.jcs.mil
>

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