ABSTRACT

Telecommunications: FCC Should Enhance Performance Goals and Measures for Its Program to Support Broadband Service in High-Cost Areas, Report to the Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Millions of Americans do not have access to broadband. Within the Universal Service Fund, FCC's [Federal Communications Commission] high-cost program provided about $5 billion in 2019 to telecommunications carriers to support broadband deployment in unserved areas where the cost to provide broadband service is high. In 2011, FCC established five performance goals and related measures for the high-cost program. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review the high-cost program's performance goals and measures. This report examines: (1) the extent to which the program's performance goals and measures align with leading practices to enable the effective use of performance information and (2) the key challenges selected stakeholders believe FCC faces in meeting the program's goals."

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2020-10
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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