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    LNGS Files Reply Comments of U.S. Cellular re Connect America Phase I FNPRM

    Connect America Fund Phase I collapsed because many incumbent price cap carriers did not have the incentives or capabilities to deploy broadband in unserved areas, and several incumbents wanted a better deal from the Commission.


    In the FNPRM, the Commission tries to make that deal, giving up on its objective of accelerating the provision of broadband access to consumers in unserved rural areas and fashioning proposals consistent with price cap carriers’ requests for more liberalized rules. But the record now provides powerful arguments that the Commission should abort these deal-making efforts and instead seek comment on better options for benefiting consumers in unserved areas.

    To open the full Reply Comments please click here [pdf].

    For additional information, please contact David LaFuria or John Cimko.