While the USF remains vital in an ever-increasing connected world, it is in serious jeopardy of surviving.
Including all broadband internet revenue will alter the internet in uncertain ways, claims expert.
Senators are concerned about BEAD's fiber preference and Buy America rules.
According to the Subcommittee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., up to 37,000 locations in New Mexico are unaccounted for.
Panelists sought streamlined permitting processes on federal lands and in local communities, and reasonably priced pole access.