FCC to update phone subsidy program for broadband

posted by
February 6, 2011
Santa Fe New Mexican    
Posted in News

"The federal government spends more than $4 billion a year, collected from phone bills, to subsidize phone service in rural and poor areas. Now, it's considering ways to give those places more for the money: high-speed Internet connections instead of old-fashioned phone lines. The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Tuesday to begin work on a blueprint for transforming a subsidy program called the Universal Service Fund to pay for broadband." (02/06/11)


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