FCC Unveils New National Broadband Internet Plan [Internet]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has come up with an idea to help rural Americans gain access to broadband. It involves an overhaul of the system that currently guarantees telephone service to virtually all of the population. The current system, the Universal Service Fund (USF), relies on a 15 per cent levy on telecommunications services revenue. This money is then used to subsidize telephone line provision in areas where suppliers say it isn’t commercially viable to install lines and still make a profit. The fund also covers the costs of making sure schools, healthcare facilities …

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Source: http://www.infopackets.com/news/internet/2011/20111007_fcc_unveils_new_national_broadband_internet_plan.htm

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