Saturday, July 30, 2011

USA - Wireless operators have called for reform of universal service and "intercarrier compensation"

[prnewswire] Regarding the introduction of a proposed framework for universal service and intercarrier compensation reform by AT&T, CenturyLink, FairPoint, Frontier, Verizon and Windstream, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Guttman-McCabe issued the following statement:

"CTIA has called for reform of both of the outdated intercarrier compensation and universal service mechanisms for several years. While we look forward to reviewing the final details of the plan, it appears to advance several key goals, particularly in the areas of intercarrier compensation, and moves the ball forward on a number of important issues. We will work with the parties and Commission on these issues and on the creation of a robust, ongoing mobility fund that will facilitate the wireless broadband goals of the President and the Commission. Consumers are rapidly migrating to mobile broadband, and a sufficient mobility fund that ensures that Americans have access to those services not only makes sense, but also is good policy."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the Proposed Framework for Universal Service and Intercarrier Compensation Reform

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