|reply to elray |
Re: No need for USF
You mean the connect to compete article? If so I'm not a fan of this idea. It is a distraction from doing something substantive about the problem. Still it isn't an argument against the idea of universal service, nor is it the purpose of the universal service fund, which was intended to make sure there was universal access, not universal adoption. The incumbents don't want anything substantive done and are pushing for initiatives that focus on "consumer education" to avoid the fact that we don't have universal service and aren't going to have universal service in the present market.