S.500 - Universal Service Support Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burns, Conrad R. [R-MT] (Introduced 03/08/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/08/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2082) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.500 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Universal Service Support Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to terminate current caps and limitations on universal service support mechanisms. Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enforcing or reimposing such caps or limitations for rural telephone companies or exchanges they acquire based on fund size or other considerations unrelated to the sufficiency of support to achieve desired purposes.
Introduced in Senate (03/08/2001)
Requires the FCC to calculate: (1) high-cost (in excess of 115 percent of the nationwide average) loop (connection) support portions; and (2) the nationwide average unseparated loop cost.