Wednesday, February 14, 2007

VZ Wants Federal Funds to Build Rural BB

PCWorld is reporting on a story that Tom Tauke, Verizon's executive vice president for public affairs, policy and communications, is pushing for the US government to adopt a program like ConnectKentucky. ConnectKentucky provides funds for rural BB expansion - so far it has provided 94 percent of Kentucky residents with broadband options. VZ, who has already raised local rates continually since 1999 to fund a FTTH network that promised 45MB to every home, wants RUS money on top of its ridiculous rates and its USF funding!!!! Enough is enough. The company is existing rural areas any way - having sold off Eastern KY to AllTel/Windstream; Hawaii to Carlyle; and NH-VT-Maine to Fairpoint.

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