The 'state' of universal service

  title={The 'state' of universal service},
  author={Gregory L. Rosston and Bradley S. Wimmer},
  journal={Information Economics and Policy},
The introduction of competition forces regulators to address the historical practice of using of implicit cross subsidies to maintain uniformly low local telephone service rates. The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules to remove a portion of these implicit subsidies by adopting an explicit universal service program. This program, however, only addresses a small portion of the problem and leaves to the states problems associated with intrastate cross subsidies. In this paper… CONTINUE READING

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