Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s net neutrality plans will lead to a tax, which the American consumer will inevitably pay, said a member of the Federal Communications Commission. Federal Communications Commission member Mike O’Reilly voiced his concerns at an event this past week.

Fox News reported the official’s remarks, and who is an appointed member and Republican on the commission.

The Fox News article said:

“He spoke after Obama backed stricter rules by calling for preventing service providers from charging more for speedier service and for regulating them like telecommunications companies under a decades-old law.

That law requires telecommunications companies to pay into the FCC’s “Universal Service Fund” — and would likely require the same of Internet companies. But O’Reilly says history clearly shows that the fees would quickly be “passed off” to customers, just like they are now on monthly phone bills.”

Read the article HERE.

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