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California turns the course on schedule to tax text messages

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 17, 2018 / 4:08 AM GMT By Phil McCausland California can continue its carefree subtitling in the foreseeable future. The government's public administration commission announced Friday that it would not tax domestic cellular phone plans, reverse rate on proposals to add a new monthly fee on texting hoping to increase funding for a program that finances services like 91 1 and subsidized phone prices for låginkomstkalifornians. According to the California Public Utilities Commission, the tax would have cost customers an additional $ 1.40 for $ 20 of text charges. But the Committee on Employment said that a new federal commission for communications committee would not allow them to follow through on the thought. The changed rule came Wednesday when the FCC said text messages are an information service and not a telecommunications service. This means that states have limited authority over subtitling. The Local Government Commission in California had planned a vote on the action on January 10, but Commissioner Carla Peterman recalled the proposal in view of the federal decision. The FCC did not respond immediately to a request for comment, but the rule change was supported by consumers, conservatives and members of the telecommunications industry. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, a trade association whose membership includes companies like AT & T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon and Comcast, which owns NBCU universe, previously told NBC News, they opposed the plan.…

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By Phil McCausland

California can continue its carefree subtitling in the foreseeable future.

The government’s public administration commission announced Friday that it would not tax domestic cellular phone plans, reverse rate on proposals to add a new monthly fee on texting hoping to increase funding for a program that finances services like 91

1 and subsidized phone prices for låginkomstkalifornians.

According to the California Public Utilities Commission, the tax would have cost customers an additional $ 1.40 for $ 20 of text charges. But the Committee on Employment said that a new federal commission for communications committee would not allow them to follow through on the thought.

The changed rule came Wednesday when the FCC said text messages are an information service and not a telecommunications service. This means that states have limited authority over subtitling.

The Local Government Commission in California had planned a vote on the action on January 10, but Commissioner Carla Peterman recalled the proposal in view of the federal decision.

The FCC did not respond immediately to a request for comment, but the rule change was supported by consumers, conservatives and members of the telecommunications industry.

Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, a trade association whose membership includes companies like AT & T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon and Comcast, which owns NBCU universe, previously told NBC News, they opposed the plan.

“We hope the CPUC acknowledges that taxation of text messages is bad for consumers,” said Jamie Hastings, vice president of external and state affairs for the association. “Consumers exchanged 1.77 trillion messages in 2017, making text messaging one of the most common and most effective means of communication for Americans.

” Taxation of this service would charge those who depend on and use this service every day. “[19659015] Phil McCausland is an NBC News reporter focused on the rural-urban divide.

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