Center scholars offer suggestions to reform the Lifeline Program

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John MayoOlga Ukhaneva, and Scott Wallsten authored a CBPP Economic Policy Vignette, “Toward a More Efficient and Effective Lifeline Program.”  In June 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a notice of proposed rule making: Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization.  All three authors have conducted research on universal service policies, including Lifeline, and in response to the notice submitted formal comments to the Commission.  The substance of these comments – including suggestions for program improvements – are presented in this Economic Policy Vignette.

The comments submitted to the FCC are available here (new window).