FCC Wants to Change How Universal Service Fund is Used

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

When you look at your phone bill, you might notice a charge for the “Universal Service Fund.”  It collects money into a national pot that helps lower telecomm rates for high cost and low income areas.

The program benefits Alaska’s villages and the phone companies that serves them.  But the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, wants to change how the fund is used.

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