First Lifeline, Now Broadband Program for Schools and Libraries in the FCC’s Crosshairs

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First the new Federal Communications Commission majority revoked the approval of nine companies to become Lifeline providers, a move that will weaken the Lifeline program and widen the digital divide. Now it appears that the E-Rate program, which makes broadband services more affordable for America’s schools and libraries, is in the FCC majority’s crosshairs. And much like in the case of Lifeline, the majority is using procedural steps and administrative tools to weaken the E-Rate program.


First Lifeline, Now Broadband Program for Schools and Libraries in the FCC’s Crosshairs