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Digital can of worms

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Barthold, Jim (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2004-05
URL:
http://www.americancityandcounty.com/mag/government_digital_worms
Published:
USA: Primedia Business Magazines and Media, Inc.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 142
Subject Term:
communities, government policies, information issues, information services, information systems, Internet, local governments, rural areas, technological advancement, telecommunication, telephone communication, information technology
Notes:
Discusses Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) in terms of skirting regulations and taxes that traditional telephone companies must comply with and pay. Users do not have to pay into the Universal Service Fund, which subsidizes telephone service in rural areas.