FCC changes Lifeline eligibility rules: Who are the winners? And who are the losers?

The FCC has eliminated a number of ways needy Americans have always used to qualify and introduced one very important new way to qualify. Of course there are winners, and there are losers.

Earthquake in Oklahoma: FCC slashes $25 per month subsidies. Unlimited plans to end?

In a ruling certain to cause major metaphorical earthquakes in Oklahoma, the Federal Communications Commission has slashed subsidies paid to Lifeline Assistance companies in the Sooner State.

FCC cracks down on Obama Phone fraud, fines eleven companies $90 million

The Federal Communications Commission has taken another major step in its efforts to reduce fraud and abuse in the Obama Phone program by assessing $90 million in fines against eleven companies that participate in the program across the country.

Georgia’s new $5 per month Obama Phone fee challenged by CTIA

Georgia has begun charging each Obama Phone user a $5 fee each month for what is supposed to be a free service. The CTIA has sued the state.