FCC Votes to Overhaul Lifeline Program


The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to approve an overhaul to the Lifeline subsidy program yesterday.  For the first time, Lifeline will now support stand-alone broadband service as well as bundled voice and data service packages.  The plan also modifies provider eligibility rules and sets minimum service standards.

The FCC has released details of the new order on its website:
•    FCC Modernizes Lifeline Program for the Digital Age
•    Commissioner Statements of Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Rosenworcel

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