Qwest asks for increased rural broadband funds

28 Jun 2007

Reports from the US say that Qwest is asking federal regulators to move approximately USD500 million from a wireless subsidy fund to support high speed internet projects in rural areas across the country. The telco pitched the request yesterday to FCC officials as part of an effort to reform the USD7 billion Universal Service Fund. Qwest – whose 14-state territory includes large rural areas – has commented before that it feels it hasn’t received a fair share of funds to cover the high cost of rural area phone service

United States, Qwest Communications International