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?
Here’s big news from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC recently approved a new $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.
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.
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.
Evidence suggests pre-installed malware plagues inexpensive phones around the world. That means some Lifeline phones could have malware installed when you receive one.
Tens of thousands of Assist Wireless Lifeline free government cell phone customers have had their personal customer documents exposed online.
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.
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.
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.”
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.