Senate could tinker with USF as revenues plummet

Weaver, Heather Forsgren
November 2003
RCR Wireless News;11/3/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 44, p11
Trade Publication
Focuses on the proposals of U.S. Senators for the universal-service subsidies of wireless carriers. Plan of Ted Stevens to require carriers to get subsidies for deploying towers; Remarks from Conrad Burns on the universal-service fund contribution system; Reason behind the decline in long-distance revenues.


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