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USF Reform critical to consumers, economy and increasing broadband availability and access in underserved and rural areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2011 – The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), a broad-based coalition supporting broadband access and adoption for all Americans, today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issuing an Order to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF):

“The FCC’s unprecedented efforts to reform the outdated and antiquated federal Universal Service Fund are critical to ensuring that broadband reaches under-served and rural communities across the nation,” said IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher.  “These USF reforms will pave the way for millions more Americans to reap the enormous economic, health and educational benefits that broadband can deliver.”