Sign of the Times: Rural Telcos Take on TV

Haugsted, Linda
November 2005
Multichannel News;11/28/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 49, p20
The article focuses on the plan of small telephone companies to provide video services in the United States. Small telephone providers are facing challenges in delivering more improved services. Grants and low-interest loans have been launched to help local-exchange carriers expand into television by the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program of the Rural Development Division of the Department of Agriculture. Gaming and video on demand are some of the services being considered by telephone companies.


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