FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated an item to his colleagues requesting a vote that would revise the Commission’s testing and performance standards for carriers that receive Universal Service support.
“Deploying broadband is more than just the physical connections between
customers and service providers; it is also making sure that those
networks are delivering the performance customers expect,” says Pai in a
new blog post.
“Rural Americans shouldn’t have to settle for second-rate service, and
taxpayer support shouldn’t go toward shoddy service. Carriers that are
recipients of the Connect America Fund high cost program must prove
they’re using that money to deliver the promised broadband speeds,”
according to the Chairman. Continue Reading