Stick to editing
While China is undoubtedly opressing the Uighurs, I would rather my software vendors stick to cranking out excellent code than wading into politics.
8 posts • joined 7 Nov 2013
The Universal Service Fund, or USF, funds telecom service (mobile, wireline phone and broadband) for rural areas that are very expensive to serve, due to low subscriber density, as well as schools and universities.
It is funded by a surcharge (tax) on telephone bills in the 10% range, so that's a HUGE pool of money. It is doled out back to the Telcos to provide these services once approved.
Like all big pools of government money, this gives them a level of control much more than what they are allowed to prohibit or require through laws.
Well, this should put a nail in the coffin of the sliver of UK manufacturing that's left.
With India-style dodgy power, there will be no reason to manufacture anything in the UK.
And with service jobs going from the Polish to the Romanians, there won't be anything left for employment other than bankers in the City.
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