FCC issues waiver for Universal Service Fund Budget Control Mechanism; keeping prices steady for internet

Establishing reliable internet in rural America has been a priority for several years, and through multiple administrations. Despite the governmental push, many of our rural communities still lack quality service.

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission issued a waiver for the Universal Service Fund budget control mechanism. The waiver holds prices steady rather than passing on a potential increase to rural providers.

CEO of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association, Shirley Bloomfield spoke with RFD-TV’s own Janet Adkison on what this mechanism does, what it means for rural providers, and what else will be needed for these areas.

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