Committee to explore cap on rural wireless subsidies

Holzer, Jessica
June 2007
Hill;6/8/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 68, p9
The article reports that the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing will tackle on the controversial proposal to cap temporarily the federal funds running to cell phone companies serving in the remote areas. According to the author, the proposal has aroused a backlash from the wireless industry, and several lawmakers have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opposing the measure, revealing sensitivity to any fine-tunes to the massive Universal Service Fund (USF).


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