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    U.S. CELLULAR URGES THE FCC TO INCLUDE MOBILE BROADBAND IN ITS ANALYSIS OF PROGRESS IN BROADBAND NETWORK DEPLOYMENT

    On behalf of United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) LNGS filed COMMENTS in response to a Notice of Inquiry in the FCC’s proceeding pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, examining the deployment of advanced broadband networks. U.S. Cellular argued that the growing importance of mobile broadband warrants its inclusion in the FCC’s analysis of progress in broadband deployment, that the FCC will likely find that mobile broadband is not currently being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner, and that the FCC should take steps to promote the deployment of mobile broadband networks, especially in rural areas. These steps should include adjusting the FCC’s Universal Service Fund budget to provide greater support for mobile broadband deployment, and developing universal service policies for the Mobility Fund that encourage competition.

     

    LNGS Contacts: David LaFuria and John Cimko