Santa Clara, CA
I wish consumers would get involved Make no mistake, the Federal Government is seeking to make your ISP another tax collector, this time for the "universal service fund" (which should properly be called the "unaccountable slush fund"). They are proposing to charge the highest rates for service that is truly "broadband" such as our 100M/100M and 1G/1G service.
I have to tell you honestly, your ISP will NOT pay this charge. They will not "eat" it. They will pass it directly to YOU on your bill. Since it will affect all ISPs, there is no incentive any single ISP to spend a lot of time and money trying to alter FCC policy. (As a small ISP we have no budget for lobbying the FCC to begin with.)
IT IS UP TO YOU!!! You must contact the FCC and your reps in Congress to get this plan stopped. You can do it, but ONLY YOU. If you do nothing but complain here and on other forums, you might as well start digging into your wallet because this rule will pass.