Universal Service Gets Thornier

Rockwell, Mark
September 2004
Wireless Week;9/1/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 18, p12
Trade Publication
Focuses on the possible effects of a reform of Universal Service funding on efforts of wireless telecommunications companies to allow rural customers to access wireline, wireless and other telecommunication technologies in the U.S. as of September 2004. Views of Brad Ramsay, general counsel at the U.S. National Association of Regulatory Commissioners, on wireless telecommunication in rural areas; Actions taken by Western Wireless regarding the issue; Number of wireline carriers granted with waivers by Nebraska's public service commission.


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