The New York Times reports on a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to no longer require telephone carriers to provide internet service providers with access to their lines at discounted rates. Seen as another in a long line of victories for the bell companies, critics had questioned whether the changes--meant to put the bells on even-footing with cable and internet service providers--would affect their contributions to the Universal Service Fund, the federal coffer from which the eRate draws its funds. But the FCC eased those concerns Aug. 5 by imposing a nine-month moratorium on any changes to the...
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