--Universal Service Reform: Creates a new account to invest $500 million a year in broadband infrastructure for areas private investment are reluctant to reach. Expands USF contributors to include any company capable of supporting 2-way voice communication. Low volume users and low income households would be exempted.
1. So who determines what/how/when the areas private investment is neglecting? 2. Who has access to the $500 million to build infrastructure 3. Sounds like some folks are tagging a rider in to take a shot at VOIP --Permanently Exempt USF Fund: Permanently exempts the Universal Service Fund from the Anti-Deficiency Act, allowing programs like the E-rate to continue. --Municipal Broadband: Allows municipalities to band together and offer affordable broadband service in areas where private companies cannot or will not provide service. 1. See #1 above Call me paranoid, but parts of this smell a little fishy. Chris Intelliwave -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/