Senate Poised To Bake Up New USF Plan But How Will It Slice The Pie?

March 2006
Telecom Policy Report;3/6/2006, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p1
Market Research Report
Reports on the plan of the U.S. Senate to intervene in the distribution of the universal service fund (USF) of the Federal Communications Commission in 2006. Disagreements over the USF program; Self-interest sub plots that are increasingly at work in the USF debate; Position of rural telecommunication carriers on the issue.


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