ITIF Statement in Support of "America's Broadband Connectivity" Plan
WASHINGTON - The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today praised a proposal by six of the nation's leading broadband providers to expand access in rural communities. The proposal, filed at the Federal Communication Commission, would reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program and Inter-Carrier Compensation System (ICC) to expand broadband access.
"The 'America's Broadband Connectivity' (ABC) Plan is a bold and significant step forward in the ongoing quest to improve our nation's rural communication networks. The ABC Plan lays out a precise timeline for the phasing-out of the subsidies for