Rural Subsidies Still a Concern

Hearn, Ted
July 2007
Multichannel News;7/16/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 28, p28
The article reports that the Rural Utility Service (RUS) of the United States Agriculture Department has proposed to tighten the broadband funding program to ensure that it does not impact competitive markets. RUS was criticized for offering low-interest loans to companies offering high-speed Internet access in direct competition with cable operators, which had to obtain their capital at prevailing market rates. The program was intended to deliver broadband to communities which never had it.


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