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It’s time bring US broadband subsidies up to world standards

“This is the stupidest system I have ever heard of!” was how one of my students — a telecommunications regulator from South Africa — assessed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) system for subsidizing telecommunication during a presentation of my research center’s flagship international training program a few years ago. My guest lecturer nodded sadly and offered, “This is an example of what not to do.”