President Obama has proposed a plan to bring faster broadband access to the nation's schools. The plan, called ConnectEd, would improve internet access at 99% of schools around the country. The Taxes on Cellphone Bills would go up.
According to the Washington Post, the
plan will carry costs of between $4 and $6 billion. In order to fund
the plan, The program would require each line of service to contribute
about $12 over a period of three years, meaning it would cost cell phone
owners about $4 per year in additional taxes.
The FCC needs to approve
this tax increase in order for the ConnectEd plan to work.
have promised to fight the proposal. The wireless industry, including the CTIA, generally opposes new taxes
placed on consumers.