Tag Archive: USF

May
02
2011

Connect America Workshop Fuels Debate

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission staged what it called a Connect America Fund Workshop in an effort to facilitate dialogue about transforming the Universal Service Fund (USF) into a renamed pool o’ money that’s better suited to the needs of today’s broadband environment. The commission talked about its interest in creating the Connect America …

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Feb
10
2011

Big Changes on Tap Related to Broadband Regulation

A lot has been happening in the regulatory world in the past few days. As I mentioned in my most recent blog, the Federal Communications Commission met on Tuesday in an effort to move forward on reforming the Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation. The reform is clearly aimed at moving the nation more fully …

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Feb
08
2011

FCC to Vote on USF, Intercarrier Compensation Reform Today

It’s a big day for telecommunications and broadband regulatory reform. The Federal Communications Commission in its meeting today expects to vote on rules to modernize the Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation. This effort, which I’m told has bipartisan support, will have wide-ranging impacts on the world of communications. Not only does it aim to …

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Feb
03
2011

Former FCC Chairman Martin Lays Claim to Net Neutrality

While most of the rest of the country is under piles of snow, sliding on ice and under rain showers, I’m spending the week in sunny Miami at the ITEXPO show. The keynote lineup last night featured Kevin Martin. And, interestingly, the former FCC chairman took ownership of what the current commission is doing on …

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