Thursday, June 22, 2006

TeleTruth: 14 Reasons Universal Service Should be Investigated

Bruce Kushnick, author of the e-book, "$200 Billion Broadband Scandal" writes that the new Senate Plan Could Increase Universal Service Taxes Over 200%! New Taxes on ‘intra-state' (local and toll calls), broadband and VOIP have been proposed. Congress should be investigating how the Fund increased 185% in six years, with the largest part going to supply corporate subsidies to wealthy phone companies. (The FCC ruled yesterday that VoIP and cell companies would need to contribute to USF as well, as we posted.) Here is TeleTruth's mini report on Universal Service.

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