Wednesday, March 09, 2016

FCC wants to resurrect Lifeline to help low-income consumers get minimal broadband


Brian Fung writes in the Washington Post, Wednesday March 9, 2016,  p. A15, that the FCC wants to offer low-income consumers a discount or subsidy of $9.25 a month to get broadband Internet.

 This could be accomplished with land connections (download speeds of at least 10 Bpps and upload of 1) or Cellular (at least 3G).  The idea is to reissue a program called Lifeline.

FCC has an old link on the matter back in 2015. https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-takes-steps-modernize-and-reform-lifeline-broadband

Here is a depiction of Lifeline by Century Link.

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