Rural Telecom White PapersFRS launched the Rural Telecom Educational Series as part of an ongoing effort to promote rural telecom and educate those who will determine its future. The series has played a vital role in educating both national and local policy-makers on the issues facing community-based telecom providers. FRS publishes papers on an ongoing basis that highlight critical issues to rural telecommunications, such as universal service, net neutrality and wireless technology. One copy of each paper is complimentary; additional copies are available for purchase. You can access these papers outlining some of the current topics and most pressing challenges that confront rural telecommunications companies in the Rural Telecom White Papers.
Educational ProductsThe FRS E Store offers a wide variety of educational materials that serve as crucial resources for helping those within the industry distribute important information to consumers. These serve as key links between community-based telecom companies and their customers, enabling them to better convey the critical role that telecom providers fulfill and to alert customers about issues within the industry that impact their lives. Our range of products support rural telecom companies’ efforts to keep consumers informed and meet different mandates like lifeline/linkup program requirements. Check them out and browse documents that will give you a more privileged look at rural telecommunications terminology and careers.
Yes, You Can Afford Telephone or Internet Service (NEW)Price: 0.25The Lifeline Universal Service Program is available to qualified, low-income consumers and offers a discount for telephone or, as of December 2, 2016, internet service.