ISPs ask FCC for tax on Massive Tech to fund broadband networks and reductions

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Web service suppliers are once more urging the Federal Communications Fee to impose new charges on Massive Tech companies and use the cash to subsidize broadband community deployment and affordability packages. If accepted, the request would power Massive Tech companies to pay into the FCC’s Common Service Fund (USF), which in flip distributes cash to broadband suppliers.

The request was made on June 6 by USTelecom, a foyer group for AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink/Lumen, and smaller telcos. USTelecom has made comparable arguments earlier than, however its newest request to the FCC argues that the latest dying of a broadband low cost program ought to spur the FCC to start out extracting cash from Massive Tech.

“Via specializing in the Massive Tech firms who profit most from broadband connectivity, the Fee will pretty allocate the burden of sustaining USF,” USTelecom wrote within the FCC submitting final week.

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