<![CDATA[Washington, D.C. – State and federal officials today agreed to recommend a package of reforms to improve participation in the Lifeline and Link Up programs.
Lifeline and Link Up are two components of the Universal Service Fund’s Low-Income program, which helps reduce the cost of phone service and phone installation for families that are eligible for food stamps and similar programs.
Earlier this year, the FCC asked the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service for recommendations on how to improve the program given changes that include increasing migration to wireless service and the increased importance of broadband. The FCC also asked the Joint Board for suggestions regarding the most effective approaches to addressing potential waste, fraud, and abuse in the program while also improving its efficiency and reach.
The Joint Board recommended that the FCC:
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