Committee begins work on Universal Service Fund reform

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In a first move toward reforming the Universal Service Fund, leaders of the the House Energy & Commerce Committee are requesting information on the program from FCC Chairman Michael Copps. Telecom firms pay into the fund to support rural communications services. Word on the Hill is there’s support on both sides of the aisle for the committee’s work on the issue. One idea: Extend the fund to cover broadband access.

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