House Bill Would Make Streamers, Others Pay Into Broadband Subsidy Fund
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-29-21
Among a laundry list of Republican House bills targeted at edge providers introduced this week was a House version of one that would require the FCC to study the feasibility of making streaming services and others pay into the Universal Service Fund (USF) subsidy program.
The FCC-overseen USF provides billions of dollars to subsidize advanced telecommunications for low-income areas, schools and libraries, health care facilities, and/or high-cost areas where there is an insufficient business case for private build-outs.
Currently it is paid into by telecom providers, who pass along the fee to their customers. » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2021-08-11T15:44:34-04:00July 29th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on House Bill Would Make Streamers, Others Pay Into Broadband Subsidy Fund