FCC Seeks Comment on Pausing Lifeline Minimum Service Standards

On July 1, 2019, the Wireline Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Public Notice seeking comment on a Joint Petition (“Petition”) to pause the scheduled updates to the Lifeline minimum service standards and support amounts pending a forthcoming marketplace study (WC Docket No. 11-42). The Petition requests that the Bureau pause both (1) the increase in the minimum service standard for Lifeline-supported mobile broadband service and; (2) the reduction in the support amount for Lifeline-supported mobile voice service, both of which are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2019.

Comments are due by July 31, 2019.

Reply Comments are due by August 15, 2019.

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