Universal Service or Carrier Bankroll?
My latest opinion piece is up on the VoIP Magazine website. Well, its been up for a week or so, but hey - it's summertime and I've been busy. You probably have been too, so you haven't had a chance to read the latest issue of the magazine (oh yeah, and its only online now). But you should get over there and read my suggestion for solving the latest brouhaha entangling the FCC with their owner/operator telecom companies. My solution to the conflict over the "universal service fund?" End the program. Think I'm crazy? From the article:
Frankly, the goal of universal service has not been achieved over the past 20 years, even after spending $50 Billion dollars. Over the life of the fund this spending resulted in the addition of one phone line for every $16,000 spent. And there are still 5 million households in the US currently without telephone service.Read the rest at VoIP Magazine