cr> *BULLETIN*: FCC Sets Comment Date for Internet Phone Call R


Craig A. Johnson

We were cautioned, notified, and warned.  Now we discover that the FCC 
has, with lightning-like speed, set a date for comments on the ACTA 
petiton to regulate phone calls on the Net.

Once again  the Internet community is being asked to "do something*
-- and fast!!  Internet users and providers should flood the FCC
with comments on this action.  And, although Neal Friedman is
offering his law firm's services, I'm sure we can find plenty of
lawyers who will do pro bono work on this one.

Let's let them hear from us -- now!!


Date:          Fri, 8 Mar 1996 15:35:40 -0600
from:          "Neal J. Friedman" <•••@••.•••>
To:            Multiple recipients of list <•••@••.•••>
Subject:       FCC Sets Comment Date for Internet Phone Call Rulemaking

The FCC has acted with astonishing speed in setting a date for
comments on the ACTA petition to regulate telephone calls via the
Internet.  It is not uncommon for rule making petitions to sit for
weeks, months, even years without action.  ACTA filed its petition on
March 6th and two days later the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking
comment.  The deadline for comments is April 8, 1996 with reply
comments due 15 days later.

After reviewing the comments, the FCC will either terminate the
proceeding without further action or issue a Notice of Proposed Rule
Making seeking further comments on a proposed rule.

Time is of the essence for those who may be interested in opposing the
Notice.  Our law firm would be available to represent parties who may
wish to file joint comments in opposition.  Please contact me
privately if you have any interest.
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