State funding urged for Nebraska telecom services

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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consultant is warning that rural Nebraska could lose high-quality broadband service unless the state provides funding to offset a loss in federal subsidies.

Michael Balhoff said Tuesday that small carriers are at risk because of new regulations that will reduce the federal payments for cable, fiber optic and DSL connections in remote areas.

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