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Modernize the federal Universal Service Program

The National Broadband Plan should include the Federal Communications Commissions' plans to modernize the federal Universal Service Program to support affordable, universal, landline, and wireless broadband.

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    eplace80

    There are as of yet few votes on this topic. However, it brings up a fundamental issue. In the years of copper analogue phone service the universal access fee was initiated to provide basic telephone service to all citizens as a matter of national policy. Today, broadband is central to moving forward in a communications era. As Government moves ever more to web access to serve the public, perform business, disseminate vital information, etc., it is imperative that standards be established for minimum acceptable broadband to made available to all citizens at a reasonable rate.