URTA Annual Meeting Focuses on USF Reform

Pete CodellaBroadband

The Utah Broadband Project Team attended the Utah Rural Telecom Association Annual Meeting, which was held March 11-14 in St. George, Utah.

Many of the sessions focused on the impact that changes to the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) will have on rural telecom providers in Utah.  URTA will be actively working with Utah State Legislators during the upcoming Interim Session and during the 2013 General Session to help them understand the current climate and to make policy recommendations on how to maintain and develop broadband infrastructure in Utah.

Tara Thue, our Project Manager, was a featured speaker at the conference and gave rural telecom providers a mapping update and focused on recent research the Project Team has undertaken.

Click here to see images from the conference.