[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)
johnl at iecc.com
Wed Mar 14 17:44:47 UTC 2007
>> A universal service charge could be applied to all bills, with the
>> funds going to subsidize rural areas.
>This is already done in the U.S., to no discernible effect.
I dunno. My rural ILEC which is up to its armpits in USF money, sells
me a T1 for $190/mo plus tax. (Plus what their captive ISP charges
for Internet). They also provide consumer DSL to most of their
customers for about $30/mo, give or take this month's package
If I was paying the true cost, well, I wouldn't.
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