Monday, February 23, 2015

Columbia, SC: Scott: Shouldn’t everyone who uses phone service pay for it? SC bill would require that | Opinion Columns | The State

A bill in the state Senate, S.277, corrects this inequity and strengthens the system we all must access. It updates laws that were passed before the technological revolution.
One of the bill’s most important elements is to keep costs down by capping the Universal Service Fund at $40 million. Today, it’s capped at $170 million. So depending upon their communication choices, consumers may see a slight net decrease or increase, or no change in the fee they pay to support the fund.

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