The Impact of the Broadband Order – Part 2 of 4


The metaphor of a three-legged stool is what Kevin Larson of CTC in Brainerd, MN uses to describe the sources of revenue for CTC and broadband operators like CTC. He explains how the FCC’s Connect America Fund Order knocks out one of those legs and causes uncertainty in the other leg. The result affects CTC’s investment plans and they are having to invest with a much more short-term horizon compared to years past when they could invest in a network that best served the long-term needs of its members.

Part 1 – Operational Savings and New Revenue

Part 3 – Unintended Consequences of the Broadband Stimulus

Part 4 – New Opportunities in a Changed World