USTelecom places great importance on staying abreast of important telecom industry issues so that we may keep our members informed and successfully focus on key business topics to promote the industry’s best interests. We have advocated before the FCC and Congress on many critical industry issues and have been instrumental in enacting successful reform.
USF and ICC Reform
The FCC’s October 2011 order redesigned the USF to help carriers bring broadband service to areas that are too expensive to serve without financial help because of rugged terrain or sparse population. Among many changes, the Order transitions the existing Fund into a Connect America Fund, intended to extend broadband infrastructure to the millions of Americans who currently have no access to broadband.
The specific impact of this order is not yet known, but it will affect all telecom carriers, particularly when considering rate-of-return and price cap factors.
More about USF and ICC Reform
Crossroads Express In-Depth
October 29, 2011
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