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Rural carriers complain about broadband obstacles

Grant Gross | April 10, 2013
Reform of the FCC's telecom subsidy program creates uncertainty, some carriers tell lawmakers

Boyers called on Congress to eliminate unnecessary regulations for broadband and telecom providers, but she also called on the Congress and FCC to set rules in upcoming wireless spectrum auctions that allow small carriers to win spectrum.

Representatives of the FCC and RUS didn't immediately return messages seeking comment on the hearing.

The hearing was an effort to educate senators about directions to take telecom reform, said Senator Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat and subcommittee chairman.


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