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.
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.”
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.
California doubles down, offers Obama Phone companies more money
The California PUC just announced that it would ante up state funds and pay the Obama Phone companies more than double the federal subsidy for some accounts.