Sources: FCC , , , The Verge
quote: Under the current structure, the programs are scheduled to grow to $10 billion in 2015 and steadily increase thereafter to reach $11 billion in 2024. Most of that growth will continue to be attributable to USF. This means that in 2024, the funds will be over 21% larger than they were in 2013 and, in those 11 years, the funds will spend a remarkable $13 billion more than they would have if funding had been kept at 2013 levels. Importantly, this trajectory just represents present circumstances. In other words, it does not assume that the Commission will make any programmatic changes that would further increase spending.