Expand Lifeline, But Keep Consumer Choice

Doug Brake March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

ITIF joins the chorus of others, reiterating our concerns with the new Lifeline rules as previewed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A transition to broadband support is long overdue, Doug Brake writes in Innovation Files. But instead of trying to guide what service plans participating carriers can offer or determining what platforms can be supported, the FCC should offer a technologically neutral voucher that consumers can put towards whatever best suits their communications needs.