The addition of broadband service to Lifeline occurred in December. NDIA affiliates spend a lot of time and energy searching for and keeping track of low-cost broadband offers for their community members. We are at the very early stages of implementation of the new Lifeline program and this webinar is a check-in for where we are now and the current trajectory for the modernization changes. We’ll make sure to review existing low-cost offers and share where you can find more information on each of them. Our special guest is Olivia Wein, attorney with the National Consumer Law Center.
This special NDIA webinar will take place…
February 21, 2017
No RSVP is required. Non-NDIA affiliates are welcome to participate.
I’ll set the stage with an update on low-cost broadband offers available, how the different offers were mandated, and how you can find information on the offers. Olivia will discuss:
- Which ISPs must offer a Lifeline broadband service? How does one determine if an ISP has a Lifeline obligation and in what geographic regions must they provide service?
- How did the Lifeline Modernization Order define a Lifeline Broadband Provider (LBP)? What is the status of being approved as an LBP?
- What are the minimum service standards for wireless and wireline providers?
- How does one apply for Lifeline – voice and/or broadband? What is the current process for signing up and how will that change when the verification platform is live? What are the timelines for the new enrollment process?