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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">FCC Lifeline Program Modernization Update</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The FCC is scheduled to vote on the modernization of the
<a href="https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers" title="https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers">
<span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Lifeline program</span></a>&nbsp;&quot;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.&quot; &nbsp;The Lifeline program can potentially offer the opportunity for $9.25-per-month subsidy&nbsp;for standalone broadband service or bundled voice and data-service packages. This effort to increase home access to broadband can help reduce the
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Watch the FCC Commission Meeting Live March 31 at 10:30 am:</span></strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2016/03/march-2016-open-commission-meeting%20" title="https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2016/03/march-2016-open-commission-meeting "><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2016/03/...</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Background Information</span></strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Fact Sheet for Lifeline Modernization:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fact-sheet-lifeline-modernization-proposal" title="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fact-sheet-lifeline-modernization-proposal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">www.fcc.gov/document/...</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">FCC Blog Posts:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog" title="https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Edweek Article: <a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2016/03/fcc_homework_gap_lifeline_rosenworcel.html" title="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2016/03/fcc_homework_gap_lifeline_rosenworcel.html">
<span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2016/03/...</span></a>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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