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Exploration

Research

 Follow the links below to get background information about Internet access charges. 

The FCC, Internet Service Providers, and Access Charges  
CyberWire Dispatch, 09 Dec 94 
Mayday! Mayday! Modem Tax! 
Story: Speak Now! (No One Will Listen Later.) You Can Influence the Internet's Destiny 
Discussion 
Join a web conference on 'Internet Access Charges' to learn about and respond to alternative viewpoints.
 
 Activity
 
How sensitive is your demand for a product when a price changes? Let's say you have an attack of acute appendicitis. How much would your demand for a physician's service change if his or her fee went up by 20%? What if the price of lamb increased 20%? Do you suppose most people would continue to buy the same amount of lamb at the higher price? Would they buy much less?
 
Take a look at the following list of goods and services. Think about how most consumers' demand for an item would respond to a change in price. Move the items around until you are satisfied that they are listed in order from a high level of responsiveness to a low level of responsiveness. 
(Note: In order to participate in this activity you will need to download Shockwave)

Adapted from McConnell, C., and Brue, Stanley. Economics, 12th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.