INTERNET FREE ACCESS THREATENED

Jodi Lynn Anderson jla44313 at dcl-nextsc
Mon Jun 7 12:41:03 EST 1993


behlert at nyx.cs.du.edu (Brian Ehlert) writes:


>From:     mail>LARUET%ETSU.BITNET
>Subject:  INTERNET FREE ACCESS THREATENED
>To:       ehlert
>Cc:
>Sent:     06/04/93
>Received: 06/04/93

>Comments:      Resent-From: ric la rue <LARUET at ETSU>
>Comments:      Originally-From: Carl Dassbach <DASSBACH at MTUS5.cts.mtu.edu

>please pass along to others so we can keep things growing online.
>ric, knight of the nets
>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHER NETWORKS



>Most of you are probably aware of a plan to limit free use of
>INTERNET to "scientists" transmitting huge files and to start
>charging for e-mail.  Apparently, this is the result of private
>telecommunications interests putting pressure on the National
>Science Foundation.

>If this plan is realized, it will mean that the majority of the
>approximately 15 million users of INTERNET will be cut off.
>Sadly, this is occurring just when the potential of this network
>was starting to be realized.

>Something must be DONE.  We can not let private interests deprive
>us of access to INTERNET.

>I suggest that all concerned users register their protest/concern
>directly with Clinton and Gore via e-mail.  Their e-mail address
>have recently been posted and they are:

>Clinton= PRESIDENT at WHITEHOUSE.GOV
>Gore = VICE.PRESIDENT at WHITEHOUSE.GOV

>In addition, I also suggest that we identify the office in the
>NSF which is responsible for INTERNET and register electronic
>protests with them.

>Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, especially in
>locating the e-mail address for the office in the NSF.

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>* Carl H.A. Dassbach               BITNET:  DASSBACH at MTUS5               
>  *
>* Dept. of Social Sciences         INTERNET: DASSBACH at MTUS5.CTS.MTU.EDU *

>* Michigan Technological Univ.  PHONE: (906)487-2115                     
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>it to other groups that you read.

>- Bri



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