FCC Will Pass Communications Subsidy Change, Agency Member Says

Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps said the agency will pass a proposal for converting a $4.3 billion telephone subsidy into a fund for expanding high-speed Internet nationwide.

Copps spoke today at an FCC meeting in Washington, where the agency is scheduled to vote on changing the subsidy that now supports phone connections in regions where it’s expensive to supply service.

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