FCC to overhaul $4.5B in subsidies

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By Kim Hart – The Federal Communications Commission’s plans to revamp a program with nearly $4.5 billion in annual telephone subsidies could bring some changes to phone bills — and consumer advocates and lawmakers are watching closely.

The plan is expected to revamp the Universal Service Fund, which consumers support as part of their monthly phone bills to help offset the costs of bringing phone networks to hard-to-reach areas. But the outdated program only supports basic phone service and the FCC wants that money to go toward building new broadband and wireless networks to meet the demands of developing technologies. more> http://twurl.nl/8agvm3


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