‘These reports detail problems customers have faced,” wrote Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone
Big communications companies want Congress to tax telecom, while many others want higher fees on broadband service.
Responders fear that updating the E-Rate process will increase complexity for applicants.
Future broadband funding should target those who need it, even if they live in cities or the suburbs.
One trade group warns about providers leaving the program if data collection too onerous.
The Universal Service Fund's base is shrinking.
The legal brief comes at a time when the FCC studies the future of the fund.
This shift away from local autonomy for procurement would be the most radical change to the program since its inception.
If formally adopted, the agency would be changing longstanding rural health care telecommunications subsidies.
Expanding the number of internet providers eligible to contribute to the fund may decrease costs for telecommunications providers and consumers.
The agency implemented new rules on the Affordable Connectivity Program, which makes a new subsidy permanent.
Letter cites Carol Mattey report, which recommends broadening the base.
Consultants say the Federal Communications Commission has the authority to do so.
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
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