Lifeline

Broadband Land

Congress Is Trying to Stop Ajit Pai from Taking Broadband Assistance Away from the Poor

The Lifeline program provides subsidized communications services to low-income Americans, many of whom rely on it as their only way to access the internet.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.4.18
Black History Month

Internet Service Providers Systematically Favor White Communities Over Communities of Color

The inequality extends beyond lower income groups.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.18
short circuit

Republicans Attack the FCC Over Net Neutrality, Other Core Programs

Republican lawmakers voted to slash the FCC’s budget and cripple its agenda.
Sam Gustin
7.13.16
short circuit

GOP Fails to Sabotage FCC Lifeline Broadband Aid For the Poor. For Now.

Republican-backed measures to end mobile phone subsidies are defeated.
Sam Gustin
6.22.16
Lifeline

After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms

With new legal certainty, federal telecom regulators forge ahead on key policy priorities.
Sam Gustin
6.21.16
News

The Republican-Backed 'CURB Act' Aims to Limit Broadband Aid for the Poor

GOP lawmakers target the FCC’s Lifeline broadband expansion.
Sam Gustin
4.13.16
Internet

FCC Approves Low-Income Broadband Subsidies, New Privacy Protections

Lifeline reforms will expand broadband access for millions.
Sam Gustin
3.31.16
Lifeline

20,000 People Just Urged the FCC to Subsidize Broadband for the Poor

A federal effort to close the digital divide gathers momentum.
Sam Gustin
3.23.16
politics

Millions of Cheap Cell Phones Don't Get Emergency Alerts

The issue is the newest target of digital divide activists.
Kari Paul
6.2.15