Universal Service Reform Gets Bipartisan and Industry Support
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
September 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 16, 2010 – The Universal Service Fund is clearly in need of reform but rather than fully overhaul the program, Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Lee Terry, R-Neb., have introduced a bill targeting the high cost fund, the method of fund collection and the inclusion of funds for the support of broadband.
Qwest Communications to Merge with CenturyLink
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, States, Universal Service
April 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2010 – Qwest Communications has announced a merger with CenturyLink. The new firm will span 37 states with 5 million broadband customers, 850,000 wireless consumers and 17 million access lines. The new firm will maintain the CenturyLink name and maintain prominent visibility in the Midwest and the South.
Congress, Industry Execs Agree on Broadband in Revamped Universal Service Fund
March 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 -The Obama administration’s priority in broadband deployment injected an undercurrent of excitement into a Thursday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Technology, Communications, Technology and the Internet.
With Large Underserved Areas, Idaho Seeks to Establish Statewide Educational Network
August 8th, 2008
August 8 – The state of Idaho took a step toward a broadband strategy with the March 2008 passage of H. 543, a bill that establishes a statewide broadband network.