The Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal to modernize the Universal Service Fund. The following is a statement from NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow:

“We applaud the FCC for moving forward on the important task of reforming the Universal Service Fund, especially the bloated high-cost fund that sometimes provides government subsidies in communities that already enjoy robust competition.  Restructuring the Universal Service Fund so it promotes broadband deployment in truly unserved communities is critical to accomplishing the national priority of connecting all Americans.  We look forward to working with the FCC to accomplish these goals through today’s rulemaking proceeding.”

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