“ISPs create tangled Web of sneaky fees: Companies use hidden charges to generate revenue in competitive industry” is an excerpt Bob Sullivan has published from his new book Gotcha Capitalism. For example, in 2006, the government dropped the federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) fee on DSL, which meant providers could now charge less, right? Verizon turned around and quickly replaced the FUSF with a new “Supplier Surcharge” fee. Sneaky sneaky.
- the fios code The Consumerist Guide To Understanding Your Verizon FiOS Bill
- land of the fee White House: Hidden Fees “Threaten The Competitive Process”
- to the limit and then $10 Report: Cleveland’s Cox Cable Customers Will Soon Be Subject To Data Caps
- doing it all for you Charter/Time Warner Cable Tries To Defend “Broadcast TV” Fee; Says It’s All About Transparency
- net neutrality Today In Terrible Arguments Against Net Neutrality: Monopoly Eras And Fees On Bills