Rockefeller, Hutchison Would Expand Lifeline Program to Broadband
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – The Broadband Opportunity and Affordability Act, which would direct the FCC to expand the Universal Service Fund’s Life Line program to support broadband service, as well as explore programs to subsidize computer ownership for low-income Americans, was introduced in the Senate late Friday with bipartisan support from members of the Senate Commerce Committee.
USF Reforms Should Include Broadband, NCTA Tells FCC
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
November 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The National Cable and Telecommunications Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to redirect up to $2 billion in “wasteful” spending from Universal Service programs towards broadband. The association did so in a filing submitted to the Commission on Thursday.
No New Universal Service Fund Rate Says NASUCA
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
June 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 – The proposed increase in the consumer contributions to the the Universal Service Fund came under fire Tuesday from the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.