NCTA backs FCC's USF reform movement

The NCTA thinks that the FCC should proceed full speed ahead to reform the Universal Service Fund because "for too long consumers have borne the increasing burdens of a system that is riddled with inefficiency and waste, that ignores modern-day competitive realities, that misallocates scare funds and this is utterly ill-suited to meet our 21st Century challenge of expanding broadband access to all Americans."

That's according to a blog posting by Executive Vice President James Assey who used a speech by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski as a launching point to explain what the NCTA feels is wrong with the USF and what the FCC can do to improve the situation.

Most pointedly, Assey noted that Genachowski's recommendations fell within the FCC's National Broadband Plan that set out a public-private partnership blueprint that the NCTA supported as "common sense proposals."

For more:
- see this blog

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