The USF is solvent, it not supported by tax dollars and does its job in 
getting phone service to every last barn and sagebrush that needs it.
I would say it works better than the mortgage banking industry, social 
security or the national budget...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marlon K. Schafer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!


> In all honesty, it's turned into quite a scam hasn't it.  About is rampant
> from what I see.
> marlon
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chuck McCown - 3" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 9:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!
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>> It is a cost recovery mechanism.  I got audited by USAC this year to 
>> prove
>> that the USF we receive is to cover the costs of providing the service.
>> But
>> think how expensive it is to run a hundred miles of fiber and put in a
>> class
>> 5 switch to serve 30 or 50 customers.
>>
>> You are right, I do love USF!!!
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Marlon K. Schafer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 8:29 PM
>> Subject: [WISPA] gotta love USF!!!!
>>
>>
>>> Just had a dilup customer quit.  She went to DSL.
>>>
>>> $14.95 for internet and $14.95 for phone line.  $29.90 for both!  This
>>> was
>>> NOT an introductory rate.  Good for life.  She called to double check
>>> that
>>> after we warned her.
>>>
>>> Depending on who you listen to Century Tel gets $60 to $109 per month in
>>> subsidies out here.  Per phone line.
>>>
>>> Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't USF supposed to be a cost
>>> recovery
>>> mechanism?????  If the telco can drop their drawers that far down it
>>> seems
>>> to me that USF has been kicking in a bit too much of late.
>>>
>>> The older I get the more I hate my government and what it's doing to us!
>>> marlon
>>>
>>>
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