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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Neighbors finally mowing the lawn

Here's a piece of good news for the E-Rate. The FCC has announced an interim emergency cap on the amount of support for competitive eligible telecommunications carriers for the High Cost Program. That's good for the E-Rate in an indirect way.

As I've written before, the High Cost program has been the main driver in the ballooning of the Universal Service Fund (USF). And with ballooning cost comes increased scrutiny. So even though the E-Rate is capped, our program gets increased scrutiny because our cohorts in the USF are all growing.

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