The FCC has provided an opportunity for public comments on some proposed changes to the Lifeline Program. NDIA hosted a webinar on the proposed changes, and CUB in Oregon has provided a summary of what those changes are. In summary, they effect changes which will reduce the availability of lifeline broadband and low cost access to the low income individuals and families who need it to participate in todays digital world.
Comments are due to the FCC by January 24th, and it is important that we do all we can to make our voices heard. NDIA has made available a template for providing comments. They are providing a substantial response, which will be submitted and shared next week. PBDD’s comments are available here.
In order to submit comments, it is recommended that you prepare a PDF file with your comments, and use the FCC Filings website. You will need to provide:
- FCC Proceedings identifiers: 17-287, 11-42, 09-197
- Organization Name
- Author Name
- Contact Email
- Address of Author or Organization
- An attachment of the document containing your comments
Together, we will work to make our voices heard.