The FCC is disconnected from reality

Hasty proposal could add to financial burden of millions of Americans.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:17 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This has been a difficult year for all of us, as we have watched the stock markets sputter, housing values plummet and banks crash. Too many Americans are struggling to make their mortgage payment and are wondering how they will ever be able to afford retirement. Many people are wondering if regular citizens are ever going to be able to stop bailing out big companies. Apparently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) thinks we need a "relief package" for the nation's largest telecommunications providers. That's why the FCC is just days away from voting on a proposed order that could end up costing millions of consumers millions of dollars on their monthly phone bills.