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US seeking a 15.7% levy on submarine cable operators

AHuxley (892839) writes | about 2 years ago

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AHuxley (892839) writes "The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering an expansion to the Universal Service Fund. Submarine cable operators with landings in the United States could face a 15.7 percent levy on quarterly revenues. Some history on US telco rates can be found at: http://www.commsday.com/commsday/2012/comment-bad-timing-proposed-undersea-cable-tax/"
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They get cable on subs WOW.... (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 2 years ago | (#40668779)

They get cable on subs WOW that is cool.
Run silent run deep but watch "squidbillies" on the
cartoon channel.

Typical big government mindset (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40668929)

Let's tax and spend our way out of economic problems

tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax

No matter who is responsible we are where we are, we can't tax our way out of a $15T deficit.

Re:Typical big government mindset (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about 2 years ago | (#40669665)

This will lead to one thing - important submarine cables will land on Canada and Mexico, and then they will travel landline to the US. of A.

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