California Abandons Plan To Tax Texts

CALIFORNIA IS DROPPING A PLAN TO TAX TEXT MESSAGING

San Francisco, CA (KGO) – California is dropping a plan to tax text messages.

State regulators say a new FCC ruling is preventing them from imposing a tax on text plans.

The state hoped to add new monthly fees onto wireless customers’ bills to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to under-served residents.

Regulators were scheduled to vote on the measure on January 10th.

But the FCC issued a new rule December 12th, determining text messages to be an “information service” not a “telecommunications service.”

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