Commentary: But Do Aspen And Vail Really Need Phone Subsidies?

In the battle over telecom regulation, lobbyists love to talk about Aunt Minnie. She's the rural customer who, local carriers warn, must be protected from unfair increases in her bill. You'll be hearing a lot about her when the Federal Communications Commission unveils its plans in early May for overhauling universal service, the system of subsidies to help defray local service costs.

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