Target: Billions for Broadband

Spangler, Todd
April 2011
Multichannel News;4/25/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 17, p12
The article reports on the requirement of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repurpose around 2 billion dollars worth of rural carriers support to the Universal Service Fund (USF) for broadband. It mentions that Connect America Fund will be created to subsidize broadband in unserved rural areas. It says that NCTA comments that the funding shift will still leave 2.5 billion dollars for USF High Cost Programs.


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