Why does the government have to charge Internet users to get online?
Posted On June 18, 2021
If you have Internet access in a public building, you may not be charged a surcharge.
But that’s not the only thing the government wants to know.
The Government Communications and Multimedia Association has released a report that details the details of the government’s plan to charge broadband users for Internet access.
In a press release issued Wednesday, the group says that the charges are designed to “provide broadband customers with affordable access to the Internet and ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality broadband.”
In other words, the government is hoping that people will use the Internet more, and the charges will help pay for those services.
The plan is designed to cover a portion of the costs of broadband for the federal government and state and local governments.
According to the press release, the cost of the surcharge will be “the sum of the total cost of all Internet service provided by the Internet service provider.”
According to CMA, it’s unclear exactly how the government plans to pay for the charges, but CMA says it estimates that the government will be collecting about $200 million a year.
What’s not clear is how the surcharges will be paid for.
In the past, some people have claimed that they didn’t need the Internet to get a job or pay for their children’s education.
But now the government says that’s untrue.
Instead, the surcharged Internet service is supposed to go to people who aren’t actually paying the government for it.
CMA said that, in addition to the surcharging, the Internet is supposed in its plans to provide “a low-cost and reliable communications platform for people who can’t or won’t pay for a high-speed Internet connection.
For example, the project would ensure that no Internet access is provided for individuals who are already connected to the Web through a paid subscription or other service, or those who are disconnected because they lack a broadband connection.”
This isn’t the first time the government has tried to figure out how to pay people to get internet access.
A few years ago, the FCC released a plan to help the government pay for broadband access, and it would cost $2,000 per month per household.
The FCC argued that, as it was going to build fiber optic cables that would connect people to the internet, the costs for the government were a net loss.
In other parts of the world, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
And in some parts of America, it isn’t even free.