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FCC Streamlines Lifeline Application Process for Tribal Consumers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Source
Federal Communications Commission
Date
Jun 1, 2020
Summary
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau issued a temporary waiver to allow Lifeline carriers to provide services to low-income consumers in rural Tribal areas even if they have not submitted documentation to complete their application. The waiver will allow consumers to access affordable broadband service necessary for telehealth, online learning, telework, and communicating with loved ones during the pandemic.
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Access · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Broadband · Emergency preparedness and response · Infectious diseases · Policy