I came across this article (click on "Regulatory and Policy Issues" in the January 2005 IEEE Communications magazine. It is an excellent overview on this subject. Consider this in light of this article that appeared yesterday and the efforts to re-write the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in the US. How do you think universal service should be funded? How should the funds be distributed? Should schools and libraries be eligible recipients of these funds?
Telecommunications, Universal Service