California Abandons Plan To Tax Text Messages After FCC Ruling

17 Décembre, 2018, 14:05 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • California Abandons Plan To Tax Text Messages After FCC Ruling

With a view to decreasing the habit of text messages among the people, California's Public Utilities Commission wants to introduce texting tax, a tax on text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents.

Those precious pennies added to your cellphone bill all come down to the difference between an information service and a telecommunication service.

According to KABC's sister station KGO-TV's media partner The Mercury News, that's important because critics say the commission can not impose the tax without federal officials classifying text messaging as a "telecommunications service".

As the statement said, intrastate telecommunications services, like your run-of-the-mill phone calls, are taxed in California.

The proposed text message tax was apparently being considered because, prior to the FCC's declaratory ruling on December 12, text messaging had not been classified as any kind of specific service under federal law.

'BREAKING NEWS: The CPUC has cancelled the January vote on the #TextTax!

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"Subjecting wireless carriers' text messaging traffic to surcharges that can not be applied to the lion's share of messaging traffic and messaging providers is illogical, anticompetitive, and harmful to consumers", the CTIA said in its filing.

But, 'In light of the FCC's action, ' CPUC tweeted Friday, its commissioner, Carla J. Peterman, made a decision to withdraw the January vote which 'proposed to clarify that text messaging service should be subject to the statutory surcharge requirement'.

"You can bet I'll keep a watchful eye on them for future shenanigans", Patterson wrote on Twitter.

The tax would not have been per text, but instead a flat rate based on the bill.



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