Here’s big news from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC recently approved a new $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
First it was the Obama Phone. Now here comes Obama Broadband.
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.