Universal Service For The Next Century

July 2004
Business Communications Review;Jul2004, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on internet telephony. With the economy recovering and broadband slowly but surely taking over the Internet access market, the idea of universal broadband could make a comeback. Jim Blaszak, a telecom attorney focuses on the potential effect of the FCC's actions on the cost of universal service charges to businesses. Blaszak notes that some rural carriers have been able to spend universal service dollars on broadband infrastructure, because the law says the carriers aren't obligated to install old technology.


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