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Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program

Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program

As part of the modernization of Lifeline, the Commission is using $13.8 million in savings from Lifeline reforms, to launch a pilot program to collect data on how the Lifeline program can be structured to increase broadband adoption (Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program) among low-income Americans.  Through a competitive selection process, the Wireline Competition Bureau has selected 14 high-quality pilot projects, covering 21 states and Puerto Rico, that provide various broadband service offerings to eligible low-income consumers using wireline or wireless technology.  The Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program, currently underway, began February 1, 2013.  Each of the 14 projects has different service terms with respect to subsidy amount, end-user charges, access to digital literacy training, equipment type, speed ranges and data usage limits.  Low-income consumers who already subscribe to broadband at home or a mobile hotspot service are not eligible to participate in the Pilot Program.

The 14 projects are currently enrolling eligible subscribers.  Enrollment for all 14 projects ends November 1, 2013. 

Broadband Adoption Lifeline Pilot Program Map

For eligible low-income consumers:  Click on YOUR STATE below to find projects that may be offered in your area:
Alabama
Arizona
California
Florida
Illinois
Iowa
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Puerto Rico
Texas
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin Updated: July 16, 2013
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