FCC Aims to Increase Awareness of Lifeline, Link Up Programs
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Tribal Broadband, Universal Service
September 14th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 14, 2010 – This week is the second annual “National Lifeline and Link Up Telephone Discount Awareness Week” brought to you by the Federal Communications Commission, National Association of Regulatory Commissioners and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.
FCC Readies Plan to Bring Affordable Broadband to 100 Million Homes, Dubs Plan ‘Connecting America’
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service, Wireless
March 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission will present its congressionally mandated plan to bring high-speed Internet access throughout the United States to lawmakers tomorrow, outlining six long-term goals and detailing its views on better ways to encourage broadband competition, free up available spectrum and modernize health care, among other things.
Rockefeller, Hutchison Would Expand Lifeline Program to Broadband
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – The Broadband Opportunity and Affordability Act, which would direct the FCC to expand the Universal Service Fund’s Life Line program to support broadband service, as well as explore programs to subsidize computer ownership for low-income Americans, was introduced in the Senate late Friday with bipartisan support from members of the Senate Commerce Committee.
USF Reforms Should Include Broadband, NCTA Tells FCC
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
November 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The National Cable and Telecommunications Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to redirect up to $2 billion in “wasteful” spending from Universal Service programs towards broadband. The association did so in a filing submitted to the Commission on Thursday.
No New Universal Service Fund Rate Says NASUCA
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
June 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 – The proposed increase in the consumer contributions to the the Universal Service Fund came under fire Tuesday from the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.
State and Local Regulators Say 'Relevance' Needed For Successful Broadband Adoption
April 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2009 – Making broadband applications more relevant in underserved and unserved communities could be a better use of stimulus funds than building infrastructure, a group of state and local regulatory officials Friday at a cable industry show here.
State Regulators Could Ask FCC to Fund Broadband for Low Income Households
February 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 14, 2009 – State utility commissioners are considering a resolution to “strongly encourage” Federal Communications Commission implementation of a pilot program to make broadband internet access service eligible for subsidies drawn from the Universal Service Fund.