6:41 am
Fri April 28, 2006

Wyoming's Congressional delegation is fighting a cut in funding for rural phone service

Wyoming – In 1996, Congress overhauled the law and created what is known as the Federal Universal service fund. It currently requires all phone companies, including cellular providers, to pay 11-percent of their total long distance revenues to fund small rural phone companies across the nation. But like most things that expense is passed onto consumers and so some in Congress want to reduce the size of the fund.