Sean McLaughlin
Jan 24, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be considering major changes to the Universal Service Fund (USF), including creation of the "Connect America Fund" and reform of Inter Carrier Compensation elements at their next public meeting on October 27, 2011. For reference, the proceedings involve: WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket Nos. 09- 51; CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45

FCC Chair Julius Genachowski announced his proposal on October 6th - and many consumer advocates and public interest groups have raised questions and concerns about the plan. FCC press release is here:

Xavier Leonard
Jan 24, 2013

The wave of legislation upending U.S. communications protections fought for and reaffirmed since 1934, landed on the shores of California on April 17th. By voting to move Senate Bill 1161 forward, the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications placed our elderly, disabled and rural residents at risk in order to send a message about California's commitment to innovation.

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