Tag: lifeline

  • FCC Extends Lifeline Waivers to Keep Americans Connected

    FCC Extends Lifeline Waivers to Keep Americans Connected

    Earlier this week, 15 members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee sent a letter to the FCC, asking for unlimited voice calling and data coverage for subsidized Lifeline plan customers to be continued throughout the duration of the pandemic. The FCC has responded by extending Lifeline waivers. “In light of the ongoing pandemic, we […]

  • Democrats are Calling Out the FCC for Capping Data for Lifeline Users During COVID-19

    Democrats are Calling Out the FCC for Capping Data for Lifeline Users During COVID-19

    This week, democrats sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to provide unlimited voice calling and data coverage for users of the subsidized Lifeline plan as long as the pandemic is ongoing. The letter was sent by 15 members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which has principal jurisdiction over the […]

  • FCC Eases Lifeline Eligibility Rules for Internet, Voice Service Discounts

    FCC Eases Lifeline Eligibility Rules for Internet, Voice Service Discounts

    The Federal Communications Commission announced a temporary waiver aimed at making it easier for low-income families to apply for discounts on internet and voice services through the Lifeline program. The change means consumers don’t have to provide three consecutive months of income records to apply. “COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our economy,” FCC […]