Universal service is the principle that all Americans should have access to communications services. Universal service is also the name of a fund and the category of FCC programs and policies to implement this principle. Universal service is a cornerstone of the law that established the FCC, the Communications Act of 1934. Since that time, universal service policies have helped make telephone service ubiquitous, even in remote rural areas. Today, the FCC recognizes high-speed Internet as the 21st Century’s
So, to put it another way… here is yet another example to pile onto the thousands of others where the fucking US Government has (a long time ago) figured out how to utterly screw the american taxpayer out of even more.
Oh yes, I know it’s beyond laughable, but every time I read of another example of how free-enterprise, or – lets just say any Tom, Dick or Harry could get something done, the bastards in Government look at it and say, “oh, fuck no man, we are going to own this shit… we can jump in here and completely take this over, and build yet another gigantic bureaucracy around it where we can put more cats on the Government payroll, charge fees, taxes, contrived services… oh yeah, we’re going to fuck everyone really good on this one…”