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LINDSEY 0 . GRAHAM

290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING

SOUTH CAROLINA

WASIUNGTON, DC 20510

(202) 224-5972

UNITED STATES SENATE

July 22, 2014

The Honorable Tom Wheeler

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street S.W.

Washington, DC 20554

Dear Chairman Wheeler:

In

light of proposed telecommunication mergers, I write to highlight the Federal

Communications Commission's (FCC) commitment to ensure access to telecommunication

services in rural South Carolina.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 codified Congress' commitment to providing

universal telecommunications and information services to all regions of the nation. Furthermore,

FCC's National Broadband Plan maintains that the lack of adequate broadband availability is

most pressing in rural America.

As telecommunication mergers are considered, I will follow the potential impacts on

rural South Carolina citizens and their ability to access telecommunication services.

Sincerely,

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United States Senator

508 HAMPTON STREET

401 WEST EVAN$ STflEET

130 SOUTH MAIN STREET

530 JOHNNIE Dooos BouLEVARD

235 EAST MAIN STREET

124 EXCHANGE STREET

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COLUMBIA, SC 29201

FLORENCE, SC 29501

GREENVILLE, SC 29601

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC 29464

ROCK HILL, SC 29730

PENDLETON, SC 29670

(803) 933-{)1 12

(843) 669-1505

(864) 250-1417

(843) 849-3887

(803) 366-2828

(864) 646-4090

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