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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Are you paying Amazon's electricity bills?

Amazon, which has taken heat for harnessing taxpayer funds to further its own gains, is attempting to pass on the cost of powering its massive data centers to consumers in the form of higher electric bill fees.

According to Bloomberg, Virginia’s largest utility Dominion Energy, recently negotiated with state legislators to pass on the cost of running a power line underground to connect to one of the tech firm’s subsidiaries—to the tune of $172 million—to consumers in the form of an as-yet-unannounced monthly fee.

Rosie Thomas, 87, who already struggles to pay her monthly $170 electric bill, said “Lord, have mercy” when she learned of the new fee.

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Anonymous said...

Amazon has already sent campaign 'donations' to the state legislators who will vote how Amazon tells them to. A few dollars thrown at legislators and the $172 million dollars will be paid for by the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

I don't buy from Amazon...for many reasons. SMH...