SETDA Opposes FCC’s Universal Service Funds CAP
SETDA opposes the FCC’s proposal to sweep the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund programs under a single budgetary cap and “prioritize” them. The USF is a vital tool for state leaders working to connect students to high capacity broadband at school and at home and this proposal threatens the system’s success.
SETDA’s Executive Director, Candice Dodson, said “Congress designed the USF programs to work cooperatively – not competitively – to meet consumers’ telecommunications needs. SETDA urges commissioners to abandon this approach and instead focus on identifying new ways to help state leaders develop the infrastructure required to close broadband gaps.”