Author: Eric Seguin, Vice-President, Corporate Development & State Programs

In February 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took significant steps to reform and modernize the federal Lifeline program by releasing a major Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Order).¹ The FCC’s stated performance goals for the Lifeline program are to ensure the availability of voice service for low-income Americans, ensure the availability of broadband service for low-income Americans, and minimize the contribution burden on consumers and businesses.

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