Sunday, February 10, 2013

FCC looks into rural call completion problems - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

FCC looks into rural call completion problems - The Hill's Hillicon Valley: In a statement, Chairman Julius Genachowksi said the evidence of rural call completion problems is overwhelming.

"In too many towns across the country, the basic ability of all Americans to reliably receive phone calls — a bedrock of America’s communication policy — has come into doubt," he said. "This has serious economic, safety and other consequences."

The United States faces serious telecommunications service problems with 20 million Americans disconnected from premises Internet service and now voice phone service becoming spotty in rural areas.

In his State of Union address one year ago, President Obama pointed to the nation's "incomplete high-speed broadband network," calling on Congress to fund telecom and other critical infrastructure.  Let's see if the President revisits this continuing problem in this week's 2013 State of the Union address.

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