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Preserving and advancing universal service in a competitive environment

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Preserving and advancing universal service in a competitive environment

a report to the Washington State Legislature

by Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

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Published by The Commission in [Olympia] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Telecommunication policy -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by the Washington Utilities and Transportaion Commission.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination90 p. ;
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17822589M
    OCLC/WorldCa39305694

    Preserving and advancing universal service to avoid creating a society of information "haves" and "have nots"; Ensuring flexibility so that the newly-adopted regulatory framework can keep pace with the rapid technological and market changes that pervade the telecommunications and information industries. S. Rep. No. , at 94 (“There should be a coordinated Federal-State universal service system to preserve and advance universal service using specific and predictable Federal and State mechanisms administered by independent, non-governmental entities.”). See Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.

    service support surrendered by competitive eligible telecommunications carriers was unsustainable, however,in the competitive environment ushered in by the Telecommunications Act of The to preserve and advance universal service”, the Commission allowed a. Universal service board created, purpose, powers, duties, members — assessment, failure to pay, penalty — eligibility for funding — carriers of last resort — commission's duties — limited liability. — 1. In order to ensure just, reasonable, and affordable rates for reasonably comparable essential local telecommunications services throughout the state, there is hereby.

      A. The Petitions Frustrate the Universal Service Statutory Scheme Section (b)(5) of the Act provides that there should be “specific, predictable and sufficient Federal and State mechanisms to preserve and advance universal service.”14 Section (e) further provides that “only an eligible telecommunications carrier [ETC] designated under. Universal Service Worksheets provide the most detailed information on telecommunications industry revenue available from any source. Summaries of these worksheets form the core of Tables through Over 1, carriers, however, were exempted from universal service filing requirements because their potential contributions to the.


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Preserving and advancing universal service in a competitive environment by Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Universal service. The prior monopoly environment enabled regulators to promote to preserving and advancing universal service remains unwavering. growth of the universal service fund, the manner in which competitive ETCs receive support (often called “portability”), and the consequences of supporting multiple lines per.

In order to preserve and advance the goal of universal service in the new competitive environment established by the federal act, the legislature finds that a new Montana universal service fund, supported by contributions from the telecommunications carriers operating in.

fcc updates approach for assessing contributions to the federal universal service fund Interim Modifications Reflect Changes in Technology, Competitive Environment Washington, D.C. – Preserving and advancing universal service remains one of the core principles set forth by Congress in section of the Telecommunications Act of   fcc updates approach for assessing contributions to the federal universal service fund Interim Modifications Reflect Changes in Technology, Competitive Environment Washington, D.C.

– Preserving and advancing universal service remains one of the core principles set forth by Congress in section of the Telecommunications Act of Controlling Universal Service Funding and Promoting Competition Through Reverse Auctions 4) No "Winner Takes All" Auctions -- "Winner takes all" auctions are inconsistent with achieving universal service in the modern competitive telecommunications environment in the U.S.

and, therefore, mechanisms to encourage active bidding will be necessary. Conventional wisdom held that pressure from the newly released market forces would destroy existing cross subsidies among ratepayers that supported universal service prior to the passage of the act (FCC10).

Anticipating these events, the act expanded the Federal Communications Commission's role in preserving and advancing universal service. This is a difficult undertaking, for to declare the need for a universal service policy is to admit that the unsubsidized competitive marketplace will fail to deliver a politically acceptable level of service at a politically acceptable price.

But, competition and subsidization are like oil and water; they can be mixed only with great care. Telecommunications Act of to preserve and advance universal service, facilitate competition in rural areas, and provide a predictable level of universal service support.1 Moreover, we believe that implementation of the Rural Task Force’s framework would provide a stable environment for rural carriers to invest in rural America.

challenges confronting universal service and the FCC’s efforts to preserve and advance this critical policy objective. The goal of providing high-quality telecommunications services to all Americans at affordable rates is a cherished principle in U.S. telecommunications policy and one of the cornerstones of the Telecommunications Act of The Universal Service Fund (USF) is a system of telecommunications subsidies and fees managed by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) intended to promote universal access to telecommunications services in the United States.

The FCC established the fund in in compliance with the Telecommunications Act of The FCC is a government agency that implements and. The Act mandates that universal service support should be explicit and competitive telecommunications markets.

We take other, related steps in the companion sufficient mechanisms established by the Commission to preserve and advance universal service." Section (e) further specifies that any universal service support "should be.

9 U.S. Postal Service, “Our Plan to Preserve Rural Post Offices,” May 9, 10 Robert J. Shapiro, “The Basis and Extent of the Monopoly Rights and Subsidies Claimed by the United States.

UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND Interim Modifications Reflect Changes in Technology, Competitive Environment Washington, D.C. – Preserving and advancing universal service remains one of the core principles set forth by Congress in section of the Telecommunications Act of Today.

Universal service is the principle that all Americans should have access to communications services. Universal service is also the name of a fund and the category of FCC programs and policies to implement this principle.

Universal service is a cornerstone of the law that established the FCC, the Communications Act of Since that time, universal service policies have. The engine of competition is running well and accelerating. But, the engine of universal service has yet to get started.

Now that the FCC and the states have done a good job in advancing competition, it is time to focus on fulfilling the Act's vision to "preserve and advance" universal service.

The Act promised. Universal Service in a Restructured Electric Industry, September Seeks to help policy makers preserve and advance universal service in an increasing competitive environment, and describes actions policy makers must take to promote universal service.

Contact: Carl Oshiro, Consumer Research Foundation, Mill Valley, CA, () Michigan Act was enacted to reform intrastate access rates,8 not to preserve and advance universal service. Section a of the Michigan Telecommunications Act, MCL a, authorizes the Michigan Public Service Commission to establish a state universal service fund.

Ensure that the access charge reform is consistent with the requirements of the Telecommunications Act of to preserve and advance universal service, to ensure that long-distance rates for rural and high-cost areas are comparable to those in urban areas, and to guarantee affordable long distance rates for all Americans.

The topic 'environment' is a major section in Civil Services Prelims Paper since and many varieties of questions are asked from this topic.

As per the UPSC syllabus, General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation is asked.

Recommended IAS Books for Environment – Civil Services Preliminary Exam ClearIAS online notes. Universal Service: Competition, Interconnection and Monopoly in government is concerned not only with the financing of universal service in a competitive environment, but also with the extension of universal service ideals from simple voice telephony The book attempts to combine theory and history in a way that can make the historical.

Universal Service The United States has long been dedicated to "universal service"idespread availability of basic telephone service at affordable rates. As stated in the "Agenda for Action, " the Administration is committed to developing a new concept of universal service that will serve the information needs of the American people in the 21st.The Act stated that all providers of telecommunications services should contribute to federal universal service in some equitable and nondiscriminatory manner; there should be specific, predictable, and sufficient Federal and State mechanisms to preserve and advance universal service; all schools, classrooms, health care providers, and.Licensing and Service Rules and Competitive Bidding Procedures for Multipoint Distribution Service.

5/4/95 NYNEX Telephone Companies's Petition for Waiver; Transition Plan to Preserve Universal Service in a Competitive Environment. 4/27/95 WLUK-TV, Green Bay, WI and W40AN, Escanaba, MI: Applications for Assignment of License (MM Docket No.