Lifeline

NCC Submits Comments Emphasizing That As Long As Millions of Americans Do Not Have Reliable Broadband, Lifeline Voice Services Are Indispensable

In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) directed the Wireline Competition Bureau to submit a State of the Lifeline Marketplace Report by June 30, 2021. This report is intended to …

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NCC and Allies Reiterate How the Verizon-TracFone Merger Could Shift the Entire Wireless Market and Impact Lifeline

Last Fall, Verizon announced plans to buy TracFone, the largest prepaid, no-contract wireless provider in the U.S. TracFone has around 21 million customers and is one of the largest providers …

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Next Century Cities Raises Affordability and Competition Concerns Associated With the Verizon/TracFone Merger

Local officials recurrently raise concerns about affordability when discussing challenges to expanding broadband access and improving adoption in their communities. While mobile internet is by no means a substitute for …

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