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TPA Submits Comment to House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Universal Service Fund
09/19/2014 at 01:38 am - Michi Iljazi

House Energy and Commerce Committee 

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been working on trying to update the Communications Act and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) has been very vocal on recommendations for how best to proceed. Last month the committee released a white paper on the Universal Service Fund (USF), soliciting more input from the public. USF is a tool used to help pay for certain programs implemented under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); which are the Connect America Fund, Lifeline (for low-income consumers), Schools and Libraries, and Rural Health Care. TPA submitted a comment this morning to the committee summarizing the view that it is time to fully re-evaluate the USF as a necessary tool of the Telecommunications Act.

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