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Rural Consideration Urged In Making Internet Phone Policy

March 9, 2005

By Brian Blackstone

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from the telecommunications industry on Wednesday urged policy makers to fix access fee and universal service systems to ensure burgeoning Internet telephone technology doesn't harm rural interests.

"There needs to be a broadband network in place for a customer to access and utilize an (Internet protocol) enabled service," Kevin Hess, vice president of TDS Telecommunications Corp. in Madison, Wis., said at a hearing of the Congressional Rural Caucus.

"But rural providers cannot continue to make the necessary investments if they cannot recover the costs of that investment from those who use the network," he added. Hess also spoke on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, which represents rural carriers.

According to BellSouth Corp. (BLS) chief technology officer Bill Smith, who also testified to the Rural Caucus, "consumers have already begun to switch from their traditional telephone service in favor of (voice over Internet protocol, or VOIP), and Voip customer ranks are rapidly rising." He said Voip residential subscribers totaled 1.1 million last year and are expected to swell to 29.2 million by the end of the decade.

Tuesday, Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX) America Online unit became the latest Internet service provider to enter the Internet phone market.

Jeffrey Citron, chief executive of Voip provider Vonage Holdings Corp., testified that subsidy systems should be retooled to expand Internet access. "The original goal of universal phone service across the country has largely been satisfied," he said, and "with only 33 million households on broadband connections, universal broadband should be the next goal of the subsidy system."

Voip companies such as Vonage Holdings offer unlimited long-distance service for a flat fee. While that may be a boon for consumers and facilitate convergence between telephone, data and video, it presents a potential headache for legislators and regulators who control subsidy and access-fee programs.

Traditional land-line services pay into the Universal Service Fund, which provides subsidies for rural phone service. Wireless also pays into the fund, though at a lower rate. Voip providers pay into USF, albeit indirectly through contracts with carriers to connect to the public-switched network.

"As it stands today, Voip revenues may or may not be captured under the current system," said Richard Cimerman, senior director of state telecommunications policy at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, which favors a phone number-based universal service contribution system "to move (universal service) away from its reliance on a shrinking revenue base."

Proponents of Internet phone service want it to be exempt from traditional access fees that land-line carriers pay. The Federal Communications Commission has until March 22 to decide a petition by Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) - brought in December 2003 - that would exempt it from certain access fees carriers pay one another to connect calls.

That could put enormous pressure on rural carriers, which rely on intercarrier compensation and universal service for as much as 60% to 70% of revenues.

"Without appropriate public policy decisions on intercarrier compensation, universal service and social obligations for IP-enabled service providers, the continued deployment and upgrading of broadband networks in rural communities will be put at risk," said Hess.



 
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