The Senate recently passed a measure banning the app from government devices.
Critics urged the FCC to expand the fund’s contribution sources, but the agency chose to punt the decision to Congress.
Big communications companies want Congress to tax telecom, while many others want higher fees on broadband service.
FCC should not 'wait for Congress to sort through these complex issues.'
Critical USF programs for expanding broadband are struggling to maintain revenue streams.
Responders fear that updating the E-Rate process will increase complexity for applicants.
Opponents say increasing coverage and speed obligations of the ACAM program may be unnecessary with new federal broadband money.
Former Google executive Camille Gloster has been appointed by the White House to its Office of the National Cyber Director.
The Universal Service Fund's base is shrinking.
This shift away from local autonomy for procurement would be the most radical change to the program since its inception.
Expanding the number of internet providers eligible to contribute to the fund may decrease costs for telecommunications providers and consumers.
Broadband providers must now create “broadband nutrition labels” which list pricing and speed information.
The report notes need for separating broadband access data from other consumer stats.
The commissioner also said he thinks Biden will support Big Tech contributions to the Universal Service Fund.
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.
And lawmakers hope to iron out some wrinkles in infrastructure bill.
The FCC approves ban on Chinese telecom companies, NTIA map has 'limited value,' open access conduit key to bridge divide.
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