FCC Extends COVID Related Lifeline Program Waivers through Feb. 2021
In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau has waived certain Lifeline program rules in five previous orders to provide necessary relief for low-income households. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the bureau finds good cause to extend, on its own motion, the prior waivers of the Lifeline program rules governing documentation requirements for subscribers residing in rural areas on Tribal lands, recertification, reverification, general de-enrollment, subscriber usage, and income documentation through February 28, 2021. The bureau will continue to monitor the situation to determine whether any additional extension of these waivers is appropriate.
WCB Extends COVID Related Lifeline Program Waivers through Feb. 2021