Last updated: November 3, 2008 - 10:32pm
[Commentary] Americans have provided $51 billion to the Universal Service Fund over the past 10 years and all we have to show for it is that some rural areas have telephone service. Couldn't we use the same amount of money to get next-generation fiber infrastructure to rural America? Let's establish the Rural Fiber Fund to help those areas where competition isn't working get a leg up on the global economy. It's not a matter of can we afford to do it, it's can we afford not to, can we take the chance of losing our small towns.
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