CTIA sides with Martin on number-based USF contribution plan

Weaver, Heather Forsgren
February 2006
RCR Wireless News;2/20/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) wants to base universal service funds on telephone numbers, instead of the current system that works on percentages of long distance and international revenues, as of February 20, 2006. CTIA argues that members of a wireless family plan work like line extension in the wireline world.


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