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FCC rings in with controversial ISP ruling

The Federal Communications Commission was quick to discount the possibility of higher Net access fees in its ruling on ISP calls. But critics say it just might happen.

The Federal Communications Commission was quick to discount the possibility of higher Net access fees in its ruling on ISP calls. But is that really the case? Critics fear that the regulatory body's decision may have inadvertently opened the door to per-minute Internet access charges in the near future.

Flat-rate Net access still alive, for now
Are the days of flat-rate local calls to ISPs drawing to an end? The answer appears to be no, despite a decision that reclassifies ISP calls as long distance.

Bells win partial victory in ISP ruling
update The Federal Communications Commission rules that calls to ISPs are essentially long distance, a decision that could save big local telephone companies hundreds of millions of dollars.

FCC to release controversial Bell audit
Federal regulators will release a report showing that Bell Atlantic and the other large local U.S. phone companies can't account for more than $5 billion of equipment on their books.