Critics urged the FCC to expand the fund’s contribution sources, but the agency chose to punt the decision to Congress.
FCC should not 'wait for Congress to sort through these complex issues.'
Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.
Critical USF programs for expanding broadband are struggling to maintain revenue streams.
The Universal Service Fund's base is shrinking.
A number of players have pitched the idea of having big tech platforms pay into the basic telecommunications fund.
The legal brief comes at a time when the FCC studies the future of the fund.
Calls in contrast to growing support for a broader mechanism including broadband revenues
Letter cites Carol Mattey report, which recommends broadening the base.
Consultants say the Federal Communications Commission has the authority to do so.
A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.
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