Industry News – 3-29-19

A swirl of commentary this week (See related story in Quotable Section), as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft notice teeing-up an overall cap on all of the federal Universal Service Fund programs. In the pro-cap corner is Commissioner Michael O’Rielly who tweeted that 3 of the 4 USF programs already have hard caps and the fourth has a soft one. Approaching from the no- cap perspective is Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and groups such as Public Knowledge. Stay tuned.