Here is a letter I just got from Verizon:
Dear Valued Verizon Online Customer,
Effective immediately, Verizon Online is dropping its previously announced plans to impose a DSL Supplier Surcharge. We are eliminating this surcharge in response to customer concerns. The supplier surcharge has not been included in your bill.
Thank you for choosing high speed Verizon Online DSL. We appreciate and value your business.
Broadband Customer Care Team
What this means is Verizon's customers let them have it. It was just plain greed for Verizon to try to replace a tax with a surcharge... Greed...