Items tagged "Universal Service"

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Public Knowledge Opposes FCC Move to Cap USF, Abandon Universal Service Mission

March 28, 2019 Digital Divide , FCC , Lifeline , Universal Service , USF

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission circulated a proposal to consider implementing a cap on the Universal Service Fund (USF), the federal government’s primary tool to help close the digital divide by funding broadband access and deployment in rural communities, affordable broadband for low-income families, and affordable connectivity for schools and libraries. Public Knowledge opposes capping the USF because it may hinder the FCC’s ability to fulfill its universal service mandate.

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FCC Votes to Consider Rollback of Longstanding U.S. Commitment to Universal Service, Affordability

November 16, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Lifeline , Lifeline Modernization , Universal Service

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, Memorandum Opinion and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry that would immediately eliminate affordable broadband choices for residents living on Tribal lands, and begin consideration of proposals that amount to an unprecedented rollback of America’s longstanding commitment to universal service and affordable basic telecommunications services for low-income families.

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A Perfect Match: Title II Will Make Senator Thune’s Rural Broadband Goals A Reality

June 10, 2015 Broadband , FCC , Rural Broadband , Title II , Universal Service

For nearly all Americans, broadband is an indispensable service that makes it possible for them to communicate, transact commerce, and participate in civic life. In fact, broadband is so critical that last month Senator Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and a bipartisan group of 60 senators, called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) to ensure that rural Americans have access to high-speed broadband.

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Universal Service in an All-IP World: All the People, All the Places

May 28, 2015 Tech Transitions , Universal Service

Today Public Knowledge released a white paper about the tech transitions, authored by Jodie Griffin. The following blog post provides some background.

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Universal Service in an All-IP World

May 28, 2015 Tech Transitions , Universal Service

Today Public Knowledge released a white paper about the tech transitions, authored by Jodie Griffin.

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