In late April, the FCC finally released the much-anticipated Lifeline Reform Order. The new rules not only seek to modernize the Lifeline program’s administration, but, more importantly, it endeavors to make broadband more affordable for low-income Americans. Soon, low-income customers will be given the choice to apply the $9.25 monthly support to either broadband service or traditional voice service.

JSI recently held an in-depth analysis webinar on the specific impacts of the Lifeline reforms discussing:

  • Supported services
  • Minimum service standards
  • The new National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier
  • Streamlined eligibility for support
  • Incorporating Wi-Fi-capable devices
  • The Lifeline program budget
  • Other changes to promote efficient program administration

A recording of the Lifeline Reform webinar is available for $249. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the recording, please contact Brenda Cordwell in our Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

If you have questions about the Lifeline Reform Order, please contact Lans Chase in JSI’s Georgia office at 770-569-2105, Lisa McLaughlin in our Texas office at 512-338-0473, or John Kuykendall in Maryland at 301-459-7590.