Tag Archive: Universal Service Fund

Nov
30
2011

Tipping Point

I’m in Huntsville, Alabama, this week at an ADTRAN press event. And one of the speakers was Dave Osborn, CEO of Valley Telephone. Raymondville, Texas-based Valley Telephone is a rural LEC with 17 exchanges in 19 counties covering 7,300 square miles. It’s overbuilding 11 Texas towns now covered by the incumbent carrier there. And it …

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Nov
04
2011

FCC Moves on USF, ICC Reform

After years of discussion and debate, the Federal Communications Commission has finally made its move to address Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation. The FCC in mid October voted unanimously to retool these systems, which it noted “have been widely viewed as broken, and long overdue for reform.” Of course, a big part of the …

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Oct
14
2011

CAF, CTIA, FCC, ICC & USF

A lot has happened since my last blog. Steve Jobs passed away. Another CTIA show came and went. And Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski provided an update on the status of Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation reform. In a speech the day after Jobs’ passing, Genachowski noted the considerable contributions of the Apple …

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Aug
26
2011

A New Direction

One of the most closely watched communications-related regulatory discussions today has to do with Universal Service Fund reform. That change is needed relative to the USF seems to be undisputed. We live in a new and fast-evolving broadband world, and we need to ensure that world is open to a broader cross section and geography …

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Jul
12
2011

PSTN Phase Out? From a Whisper to a Scream

Moves to reform the Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation have become about more than simply renaming and retrofitting these programs to include broadband. Some powerful forces in the industry are suggesting that the Federal Communications Commission as part of these efforts completely phase out the public switched telephone network. If you read this blog …

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