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  Universal Service for a Globally Competitive America

It is the premise of this paper that the United States should adopt broadband as the universal service standard for its national information infrastructure—the  nation’s system of telecommunications. Derived from Section 254 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which embraces an evolving standard of Universal Service, Universal Broadband Access constitutes a new generation of Universal Service policy beyond that construed in the 20th century as plain old telephone service (POTS).

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Filed under: Why It's Needed
Posted on 7/01/2002 & last modified on 10/01/2014

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