Rural Telecom Associations Raise Concerns Over USF Reform
FCC, Universal Service
July 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – The FCC should consider costs and service areas of rural broadband customers as it reforms the Universal Service Fund (USF) to include broadband expansion, urged members of congress and rural telecom associations Thursday.
The rural telecom associations announced at the Capitol building the inauguration of a DC-based print advertising campaign to highlight the economic harm of the FCC’s current proposal. The associations believe that USF reform as it is presently being considered would result in lost jobs, poor health care coverage and stifled innovation due to blocked access to global markets.
Uncertainty Over Net Neutrality Makes it the ‘Black Hole’ of Telecom Policy
Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
September 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released the video, for free, of the first Broadband Breakfast Club event of the monthly event foum’s third season, on the issue of net neutrality and broadband regulation.
The panelists at the event, “Title I, Title II: How Should Broadband Be Classified?” included a medley of almost all conceivable views about broadband regulation.
Rural Utilities Service Outlines Its 'Community Connect' Rules
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Weekly Report
May 4th, 2009
DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Regulations have not yet been issued regarding the federal government’s program to invest $7.2 billion in broadband networks, but experts inside and outside of government took their best shot at explaining the program’s contours at the Broadband Properties conference here.
Coordination Between NTIA and RUS Spurs Talk of Common Broadband Application
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2009 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Rural Utilities Service should keep the application process for broadband stimulus dollars as simple as possible, a group of panelists said on Monday.