TITLE

Martin's Plan Could Double Cable's Levy

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;6/5/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the interim proposal from U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to enhance the Universal Service Fund (USF) designed to keep dial-tone service affordable in rural areas and to connect schools and libraries to the Internet. Impact of Martin's interim plan on cable firms and independent voice over Internet Protocol firms according to Medley Global Advisors LLC analyst Jessica Zufolo; Intention of Martin to introduce a numbers-based policy which would involve charging a monthly fee for each working phone number; Opposition of the Keep USF Fair Coalition to placing an equal USF burden on all telephone users.
ACCESSION #
21064893

 

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