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What's the FCC Doing to the Lifeline Program?

On November 16, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on an item that will impact the commission's Lifeline program, which provides discounts on telecommunications services for qualifying low-income consumers. On October 26, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a draft of the item in advance of the November vote. Here we break down the rules that the FCC plans on changing immediately at the November meeting, the new proposals the FCC is seeking comment on, and the more general evaluation the FCC is launching into the program's "ultimate purposes."

Analysis

Can You Help Out The President By Challenging NBC’s License?

Andrew Jay Schwartzman
Schwartzman

On October 17, President Donald Trump launched a vague, yet ominous Twitter-driven attack on NBC, rhetorically asking, “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?  Bad for country!”

October 23-27, 2017
Weekly Digest

FCC Announces Plan to Scrap Ownership Limits

FCC Announces Plan to Scrap Ownership Limits


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Round-Up for the Week of October 23-27, 2017

Weekly Digest

Chairman Pai's Silence -- Was It Good For You?

Pai Breaks His Silence -- Was It Good For You?

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Robbie's Round-Up for the Week of October 16-20, 2017

Analysis

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Axiom

Broadband access and adoption are essential for full participation in our society, for education, for public health, and for public safety. But nagging gaps in broadband adoption exist in too many U.S. communities. In Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband Adoption Initiatives, Dr. Colin Rhinesmith explores successful, local efforts to help low-income individuals and families overcome the barriers to broadband adoption. Dr.

Op-ed

Network Neutrality and Beyond: The Long Road Ahead

Remarks of Former-FCC Commissioner Michael Copps
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Ottawa, Canada
October 18, 2017

October 7-13, 2017
Weekly Digest

A New Salvo in President Trump’s Offensive on the Free Press

You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday; to get your own copy, subscribe at www.benton.org/user/register

Robbie's Round-Up for the Week of October 7-13, 2017