Here’s big news from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC recently approved a new $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Obama Phone program, which provides telephone and texting service to low-income individuals, is going to be expanded to include broadband internet service. However, a few issues will have to be addressed before that happens.