California 'Text Tax' vote cancelled after FCC ruling

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced on Twitter that they've cancelled the January vote on the "text tax" that would have added a surcharge to text messages.

The Federal Communications Commission ruled text messages are an "information service, not a telecommunications service."

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Assemblyman Jim Patterson made the following statement:

"You can bet I'll keep a watchful eye on the CPUC for future attempts to tax our text messages, but for now we will consider the Text Tax cancelled."
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