Senators, Providers Criticize ‘Unpredictable’ FCC Funding for Rural Broadband

NextGov: Broadband internet providers trying to build out in rural areas pressed Congress on Thursday for a predictable funding mechanism to support the expensive projects.

This year, an Obama-era budget control mechanism cut by more than 15 percent the Universal Service Fund high-cost program, which allows eligible carriers to recover some of their costs associated with rural broadband deployments.

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