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Another USF Contribution Factor Increase from the FCC – Part 2

The Universal Service Fund, or USF, is a government program that provides money to vendors so that they can provide subsidized connections to high cost or rural areas, schools and libraries, low income people, and rural health care centers that rely on telemedicine. Annual funding for the $8 – 10 billion program comes from carrier revenues that they, unsurprisingly, pass on to you the end user, by applying a surcharge to certain kinds of “assessed services.”

Listen to this 11 minute podcast as Andrew Brown, the Managing Partner of LB3 and the Chairman of TC2, along with TC2 Directors Theresa Knutson and Joe Schmidt, discuss why the USF system is broken and steps you might want to take now to keep this increasing cost in check.

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