In an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on January 31, 2012, the Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to comprehensively reform the Lifeline program to ensure universal availability of communications services to low-income Americans while minimizing the universal service contribution burden, including by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse; strengthening program oversight and administration; and modernizing Lifeline to support broadband adoption.
FCC Reforms, Modernizes Lifeline Program for Low-Income Americans:
- News Release
- Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Genachowski Statement
- McDowell Statement
- Clyburn Statement