Urge the FCC to Expand the Lifeline Program

Broadband is one of the greatest equalizers of our time yet more than 100 million people live without equal access. Lifeline effectively expanded telephone access to millions of low income families in the United States, and can help close the digital divide. The Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote on reforms to modernize the Lifeline program by including broadband as an eligible service.  The expansion would deliver an affordable broadband choice to millions of low-income Americans.  

 

Dear FCC Chairman Wheeler


Please vote to expand the Lifeline Program to include affordable broadband services.  Currently more than 100 million people live without equal access, and the expansion would deliver an affordable broadband choice to millions of low-income Americans.  The Lifeline Program needs to include  minimum service standards, an expanded and streamlined eligibility process, and no caps that limit participation in the program.

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