The Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Dear The Federal Communications Commission,
Congratulations on your appointment to Chair the FCC. In your
new leadership role, I urge you to support the "Fair Share Plan"
as a solution to current concerns with the Universal Service
Fund (USF). The Fair Share Plan will keep the USF fair, ensuring
that consumers like me do not pay the same rate into the USF as
big businesses, regardless of how little I may use long
The Keep USF Fair Coalition submitted the Fair Share Plan to the
FCC on January 31, 2005. It expands who pays into the USF so
that other technologies - not just phones - pay into the system.
The Fair Share Plan collects the USF using a combination
numbers- and revenue-based plan. This keeps the system fair,
equitable and non-discriminatory.
Under the flat fee or numbers-based plan you are considering,
people like me who make few long distance calls would pay the
same as people or businesses that make many calls. I believe it
would be unfair to charge low-volume and residential customers
the same fees as high-volume residential or business customers.
I urge you to keep the USF fair, and adopt the Fair Share Plan.
Thank you, and best of luck in your new position.
cc: Marlene Dortch, Secretary
4533 Willow St
Menlo Park, California 94025