FCC Takes Additional Steps to Protect the Integrity and Success of the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Federal Communications Commission wrote to the largest Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) providers using alternate verification processes to request a subscriber eligibility crosscheck with the National Verifier system. The FCC also requested information on these providers’ continued need to use an alternative verification process and how the process is sufficient to protect program funds. In addition to the letters to participating ACP providers, the FCC announced additional steps to protect the integrity of the ACP Program:

  • The Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has begun an investigation into inconsistencies and irregularities in enrollment verification;
  • The Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau has directed the Universal Service Administrative Company to increase and strengthen program integrity reviews through the use of alternative verification processes.

To read the full text of the letters to these ACP providers, please visit here.

FCC Protecting Integrity & Success of Affordable Connectivity Program