Wireless would have to meet strict data guides in USF bill

Weaver, Heather Forsgren
November 2005
RCR Wireless News;11/21/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 47, p4
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The article provides information on the Universal Service Reform Act of 2005 sponsored by Representatives Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Rick Boucher (D-Va.) in the U.S. The objective of the bill is to expand the base of contributors to the universal-service fund by requiring provider that offers voice services to pay into the fund. When asked about the benefits of the bill to the rural wireless carriers, Boucher said that the carriers need to meet the criteria contained in the bill. The concepts of capping the fund is important.


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