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FCC Proposes Major Overhaul of Lifeline Program Including Support for Broadband

Posted in Broadband Pilot, FCC

Earlier today, the FCC adopted an order and further notice of proposed rulemaking (referred to below as “Order and FNPRM”) that will revise some aspects of the Lifeline program and proposes to make even larger changes, including supporting broadband. The text of the Order has not been released, but the FCC announced that it contains… Continue Reading

Staff Releases Lifeline Broadband Pilot Report as FCC Gears Up for Vote on Lifeline Support for Broadband

Posted in Broadband Pilot, FCC

Last Friday, staff in the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau issued a report summarizing the results of the FCC’s Lifeline broadband pilot program.  The program was designed to determine how the Lifeline program might address the key barriers to broadband adoption within the low income population.  These barriers, first identified in the National Broadband Plan in 2010 are:… Continue Reading

Broadband Pilot Launched for Lifeline Program

Posted in Broadband Pilot

A recent FCC order announced that DWT client, Nexus Communications, Inc. d/b/a ReachOut Wireless, was selected as one of the fourteen participants in an FCC pilot project to expand the Lifeline program to funding broadband services. The Lifeline program currently subsidizes discounts on wireline and wireless voice telephony services. Like the other universal service programs,… Continue Reading