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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.