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Broadband group calls for reform of 'Obamaphone' subsidy program

Grant Gross | Nov. 7, 2014
The FCC's Lifeline program should subsidize broadband, not just voice service, for low-income US residents, the group says.

FCC commissioners and lawmakers from both the Democratic and Republican parties have voiced support for Lifeline reform in recent years, Boucher noted. The Lifeline program has "enjoyed broad, bipartisan support" over the years, he said. "Am I concerned that political rhetoric is going to swamp these reforms? No."

 

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