FCC Releases 2016 Universal Service Monitoring Report
The Commission released its 2016 Universal Service Monitoring Report, the nineteenth report prepared by federal and state staff members for the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service (“Universal Service Joint Board”). The Monitoring Report incorporates data from several different sources, including the National Exchange Carrier Association (“NECA”) and Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”).
The Report contains 7 sections. Section 1 gives an update on industry revenues, universal service program funding requirements, and contribution factors. Sections 2 through 5 provide data on low-income, high-cost, schools and libraries, and rural health care support mechanisms. Section 6 presents data on voice telephony subscribership and expenses based on Census and Consumer Surveys, and information on Internet subscribership and expenses. Section 7 includes Consumer Price Index Data.
The entire report and supplementary materials are available here.
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