[NHDOE-ETNews] FCC Lifeline Program Modernization Update

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Mar 23 15:29:37 EDT 2016

Today on the ETNews Listserv
ITEM:  FCC Lifeline Program Modernization Update

The FCC is scheduled to vote on the modernization of the Lifeline program<https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers> "to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse."  The Lifeline program can potentially offer the opportunity for $9.25-per-month subsidy for standalone broadband service or bundled voice and data-service packages. This effort to increase home access to broadband can help reduce the homework gap.

Watch the FCC Commission Meeting Live March 31 at 10:30 am: www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2016/03/...<https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2016/03/march-2016-open-commission-meeting%20>

Background Information

  *   Fact Sheet for Lifeline Modernization: www.fcc.gov/document/...<https://www.fcc.gov/document/fact-sheet-lifeline-modernization-proposal>
  *   FCC Blog Posts: www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog<https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog>
  *   Edweek Article: blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2016/03/...<http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2016/03/fcc_homework_gap_lifeline_rosenworcel.html>

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