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Court Approves F.C.C. Plan to
Subsidize Rural Broadband Service

New York Times, by Edward Wyatt

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/24/2014 7:29:54 PM

Washington - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s effort to convert its $4.5 billion program that pays for telephone service in rural parts of the country into one that subsidizes high-speed Internet service in high-cost areas. The program, known as Connect America, is the largest portion of the $8 billion Universal Service Fund, which pays for a variety of efforts to provide telecommunications links to schools, low-income families and others. In October 2011, the F.C.C. approved an overhaul of the fund. Soon after its approval, however, the effort was challenged in court by dozens of

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Notice that it says "and others"? That´s the loophole that lets whoever is setting this up drain as much as they can from the tax payer. What company doesn´t have a "specific" bid when doing upgrades, etc.? Also, WiFi is going to be the NSA "secret" tracker of civilians actions and movements in the US as it expands. It may not be stoppable, but you shouldn´t have to pay for the "hardware" that goes with it ("and others"). Once again, FCC making "laws," which means they have to tax US to pay for it. Congress must vote for this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/25/2014 5:45:38 AM     (No. 9861004)

People stupid enough to work and pay taxes to provide free rent, free food, free heat, free a/c, free 4G cell phones for the lazy parasites, now get to enjoy paying for free internet. What a country.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BarryNo, 5/25/2014 9:12:18 AM     (No. 9861136)

Of course, the added costs of the program (internet is after all MUCH more expensive than simple phone service) will mean higher taxes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: craige, 5/25/2014 11:07:15 AM     (No. 9861276)

Satellite TV and satellite internet already exist. Government ´help´ is not required.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: craige, 5/25/2014 11:11:11 AM     (No. 9861283)

Sue Aitkins at Kavik camp has access. Look it up.

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