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FCC's Reform of Lifeline Program for Low Income Consumers

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Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time: 9:45AM - 11:00AM

Room: Cavalier



The FCC’s Lifeline Reform decision in February, 2012 seeks to transition its financial support to help low-income consumers subscribe to broadband services.  Unfortunately, subsidizing broadband is a lot more expensive than subsidizing telephone service.  The FCC has proposed launching pilot projects by eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) to encourage broadband adoption by low-income consumers.  How will these pilot projects differ from the BTOP PCC/SBA programs?  What approach will make the most efficient use of limited federal financial dollars? Panelists will include representatives from the FCC, the broadband industry and low-income and minority organizations.



Moderator: Cecilia Garcia, Executive Director, Benton Foundation




Summary of Presentations: SHLB A2 FCC Reform of Lifeline Program for Low-Income Consumers.pdf


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