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.

Tired of high prices, poor service, awful customer service: Americans want municipal broadband service

Pew surveyed more than 4,000 people and 70% of them said their local governments should be allowed to build their own high-speed networks if their other choices are “too expensive or not good enough.”

Federal Communications Commission aborts Lifeline Broadband program

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, no Lifeline Broadband to no Lifeline Broadband. The Federal Communications Commission has killed the Lifeline Broadband plan it spent years developing — before it actually got off the ground.

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.

What will happen to the ObamaPhone program when President Obama leaves office?

President Obama leaves office on Friday, January 20, 2017, a fact has many of our readers worried that the ObamaPhone program will end then. What will happens?

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.

I’m homeless. Can I get an Obama Phone?

The homeless qualify for the program because they are low-income, but don’t qualify for the program because they find themselves in one of several “homeless” situations. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem.

Luckily, there are solutions to that problem.

School superintendents and community groups demand FCC action, want high-speed internet included in Lifeline program

Nearly 200 school district superintendents have written letters urging the government watchdog organization to add high-speed broadband service to the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phone program.

Wall Street Journal claims only 5% of Obama Phone users really need free government cell phones

The opinions expressed in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial will come as a huge surprise to millions of Americans who depend on their Obama Phones.