Webinar

Lifeline: How New Federal Rules Can Help Low-Income Residents Get Connected

Aug. 11, 2016 , 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Contact Jacob Terrell (202) 942-4236

Please join the National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC), and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) for a joint webinar focused on changes to the Lifeline program that will enable qualifying low-income residents in your community to receive subsidies for broadband service.

On March 31, the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) voted 3-to-2 in favor of adding broadband service to the Lifeline program.The Lifeline program was established in 1985 to provide discounted telephone service for low-income Americans whose income is either 135 percent below federal poverty guidelines, or those who qualify to participate in Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Federal Public House Assistance (Section 8). This webinar will give participants a better understanding of the F.C.C’s recent changes, and the Universal Service Administrative Company’s role in administering the Lifeline program.

Featured Speakers: 

Hon. Joe Briggs, Commissioner, Cascade County, Mont.

Nathan Kim, Program Analyst, Universal Service Administrative Company

Ryan Moxom, Program Analyst, Universal Service Administrative Company