At least according to Jimbeau of Squeeze OC. ;-D
In 1866 Internet fees would have been $5 per word.
He apparently spent a few minutes earlier this months stressing out over what it would be like "if we had to pay comparative prices for our internet communications."
"Use the internet…Save a tree", he writes. ;-D
The good news would be that such fees would elimate a lot of the crap online and in e-mail.
The bad news is that most everyone else would not be able to afford to go online. ;-D