As Questions Loom, FCC Presses On With Universal Service

By Jenna Ebersole (October 27, 2016, 3:36 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is pushing ahead with implementing reforms for programs designed to expand telecom access to all Americans despite remaining questions of whether a political path will open to improving how the agency collects revenue for its universal service fund.

The agency is moving forward with changes to its Lifeline subsidy program for low-income consumers that include adding broadband and a verifying system meant to cut down on complaints of duplications and other abuse.

The FCC also continues to work on carrying out the overhaul of the portion of the universal service fund meant to connect rural America, even...

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