This article relates to affordability of phone lines. It stressed "the goal should be to encourage competition to meet or exceed existing service standards." It is believed that competition will lower price and increase standards. We believe that lower prices and better service will encourage schools to get more lines inorder to have greater access to the public both in and out.
A major part of consideration to determine if rates are affordable can be similar to the VSCC's residential penetration rates. The commission's October 18, 1994 order directed the alternative regulatory plan companies to expand their offering to food stamp recipients. Based on rulings similar to this the FCC should rely on exisiting identifers instead of pursuing or inventing new methods to define and identify them.