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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2019 7:29:16 PM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
Absolutely, price becomes an important component of the equation. Retaining the price model may bring good results thus bringing so much needed infrastructure upgrades to rural belt.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2019 7:26:19 PM
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Re: Great Initiative
This is really a great initiative by USDA. That access to broadband should really bring good results to rural areas.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
4/30/2019 1:35:05 PM
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Great Initiative
It's great that the USDA has taken this initiative. I have been hearing about this for a while about these grants to get rural communities broadband. It will be interesting to see what happens in the near future, and the improvements that will be made as a result of this partnership among the USDA, the private sector and rural areas.

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michelle
michelle
4/30/2019 1:23:57 PM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
Unfortunately, that's possible. We can only hope the rates are competitive for the benefit of the subscribers in the end.

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michelle
michelle
4/30/2019 1:15:40 PM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
I was feeling the same about the price tag. I fear you're right, but I hope it doesn't happen that way.

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afwriter
afwriter
4/29/2019 10:18:03 PM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
Competitive rate is the key here. Without actual competition, they will be able to charge almost anything and people will pay it. 

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afwriter
afwriter
4/29/2019 10:18:02 PM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
Competitive rate is the key here. Without actual competition, they will be able to charge almost anything and people will pay it. 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
4/29/2019 8:14:49 PM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
I would humbly argue that it is high time for that equity to be established for the sake of all--we have to be at the forefront of the digital future on all fronts for the sake of long-term development. 

Onward to the new Month with all its' possiblities :) 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
4/29/2019 11:43:51 AM
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Re: Telephone service build out for the 21st century
It doesn't seem in the overall plan, that's a lot of money for rural funding. I wonder too how much of that money will end up in consultants' pockets compared to how much gets into connections to customers's homes and businesses.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
4/29/2019 5:11:19 AM
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overpayment
I am waiting for the check for $300 million, and a phone call explaining how it was an overpayment, and could I please send some Western Union cash cards for the overage of $100 million back to the USDA at their Ugandan office?

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