Contributions to the Universal Service Fund: Mismatch.Gov

Mar 27, 2018

Over a century ago, AT&T’s Nathan Kingsbury penned a letter to the Woodrow Wilson Administration, agreeing to operate as a public utility providing high-quality telephone service to Americans regardless of their income or where they lived in exchange for the government’s abandonment of its antitrust case against AT&T. By accepting AT&T’s proposal and dropping its… Read more »


Senate Hearings Focus on Broadband Infrastructure Funding

Mar 15, 2018

This week, the members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee moved forward on their commitment to ensure that broadband is part of any infrastructure investment package coming out of Congress. On March 13th, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology kicked things off with a hearing on rural broadband. Then, on March 14th, the full Senate… Read more »

The FCC Should Not Squander the Opportunity to Guarantee Broadband Reaches Thousands of Additional Rural Consumers

Dec 13, 2017

The FCC has a unique opportunity to ensure that tens of thousands of rural consumers throughout the United States gain access to the broadband services they lack today – broadband that all Americans need in order to participate fully in today’s society. The Commission should not let this opportunity slip away. If the Commission acts… Read more »


Federal Broadband Support Should Not Be Treated as Taxable Income

May 15, 2017

ITTA, along with the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), sent a letter to Congressional leadership on May 11, 2017 urging Congress to consider the impact of treating Universal Service and other federal broadband support as taxable income. The logic of taxing distributions from programs that the consumer base pays into for the benefit of expanding communications… Read more »