FCC's New USF Plan: Something for Everyone

October 2011
Multichannel News;10/31/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 41, p2
The article discusses the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Universal Service Fund (USF) plan and intercarrier-compensation regime. It states that the FCC drafted plans that are fair to cable operators, wireline phone companies, and wireless carriers as it wants a state-level commitment to service that will open telco service areas to competition before the phase-in of competitive bidding. Comments from several industry experts including Michael Powell are also presented.


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