For years, rural mobile operators have long used universal service funds to bring in voice and even wireless Internet access to severely underserved locations such as tribal lands. Now it looks like legislation in the House will cut wireless out of the USF system by making it much more difficult for mobile operators to qualify for funding. Legislators and the FCC are concerned that competitive eligible telecommunications carriers, which are mostly wireless, are hurting the USF system.
To read more about changes to the USF system:
- check out this article from RCR Wireless News