I wonder if it would benefit us to send a "New Tax Coming to a
Constituent Near You" release where in this era of taxes being waged
to pay off debt, a new tax is being proposed by the FCC to the
broadband industry which will only serve to subsidize the telephone
industry with broadband deriving zero benefit? Instead of defensive
it's a pro-active move where politicians running under a no new
taxes platform will have to roll it in.|
I know the FCC wouldn't be thrilled with us but we've felt all along the USF to CAF conversion was just the FCC helping the Telco industry to do a hostile takeover of our broadband industry with government aid and we shouldn't be afraid to say it.
On 8/28/2012 2:28 PM, Jack Unger wrote:
Throw out that word "tax" and everyone gets all excited but this is really old news and not really any news at all. Just the transition of the USF program (subsidies to extend phone service to rural areas) into the CAF program where the subsidies will now go to extend broadband service to the boonies. WISPA has made a ton of FCC filings on this already. Most of them are defensive in nature (preventing WISPs from being overbuilt) but a few are offensive - trying to open up the possibilities for WISPs that want subsidies (most don't) to get them.
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