FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri May 27 16:32:18 UTC 2022


On Fri, 27 May 2022, Owen DeLong via NANOG wrote:
> USF is great for rural, but it has turned medium density and suburban 
> areas into connectivity wastelands.

Carrier & cable lobbying organizations say that free market competition by 
multiple providers provide adequate service in those areas.

Those lobbyists say government subsidies shouldn't be used to compete with 
them in areas with a 'competitive market.' (unless they get those 
subsidies).

As I said, this rulemaking is for the 1.1 million locations at the 
far tail-end of the 'long tail.'

Public comments are accepted from everyone. You can submit both formal 
and informal comments on the FCC web site. Public comments don't require 
a lawyer, and under the Administrative Procedures Act, receive the same 
consideration by the FCC.


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