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Dropping like a rock: ObamaPhone enrollment falls by two million in three years
How many people do you think are currently being helped by the Lifeline free government cell phone program? Go ahead. Take a guess. Five million? Seven million? Ten million?
$7 Billion Bonanza: The new FCC Broadband Connectivity Fund
Here’s big news from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC recently approved a new $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.
Sprint charges government for inactive Lifeline customers, FCC fines them $200 million for fraud
Sprint just got busted for fraud and fined $200 million by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC said it is the largest single penalty ever assessed to resolve an investigation and the money will go to the United States Treasury.
More than 1,000,000 have already signed up for government’s new $50 per month internet discount
The government’s new Emergency Broadband program is a big hit. Maybe even a huge hit. The Federal Communications Commission says that more than one million people have already enrolled in the program since it was introduced back in mid-May.
Universal broadband for everyone who needs it! Free government cell phones for everyone who needs them! Mark Lowenstein for FCC Commissioner!
We are halfway through 2021 and it seems like a good time to take a look at what steps the FCC should be taking with the ObamaPhone program.
Could your ObamaPhone arrive with malware installed?
Evidence suggests pre-installed malware plagues inexpensive phones around the world. That means some Lifeline phones could have malware installed when you receive one.
Assist Wireless exposes tens of thousands of customer IDs in five states
Tens of thousands of Assist Wireless Lifeline free government cell phone customers have had their personal customer documents exposed online.
Is it the BidenPhone? Free unlimited talk, unlimited text AND unlimited data for a limited time
Because of the damage the Covid pandemic has wreaked on the lives of low-income Americans, the Lifeline free government cell phone plan has been expanded and now offers free unlimited talk, free unlimited text, AND free unlimited data.
USAC’s port freeze rule eliminated, ObamaPhone customers can now switch companies at any time
The FCC and USAC just eliminated their annoying “port freeze” rule — the regulation that required ObamaPhone users to stay with their service provider for up to one year even if they had really good reasons to switch to a different company.
Obama is gone, and now his enemies want to kill the Obama Phone program
We live in dangerous times. Enemies of the Obama Phone program make no secret of the fact that they want to kill this valuable, important program that helps millions of needy Americans.