SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A new FCC ruling may block a proposal to tax text messages in California . The way it classifies texts could kill the tax.
Wednesday night, the FCC classified text messaging services as "information services" rather than "telecommunications services."
According to KABC's sister station KGO-TV's media partner The Mercury News, that's important because critics say the commission cannot impose the tax without federal officials classifying text messaging as a "telecommunications service."
The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed extending an existing tax to text messages to fund programs which help the poor.
Story courtesy of KABC .