CYC joins 200 groups in letter to Pai opposing Lifeline rollback

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai:
Disconnecting the poor?

Connect Your Community has joined with two hundred other organizations in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, urging him to “reject the… (FCC’s) new proposals that will debilitate the Lifeline program, the only federal program targeted at assisting low-income households with the cost of broadband and telephone service”.

The joint letter, coordinated by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and signed by 201 religious, civil rights, social service, technology and community organizations throughout the U.S., was sent to Pai today. CYC partners Digital C and Connected Insights, as well as the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, are also signers. (NDIA has submitted its own formal comments opposing the FCC proposals.)

You can download a copy of our letter to Chairman Pai here.

The FCC’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” on Lifeline, aimed at dismantling much of the “Lifeline broadband” structure created by the agency in 2016 under Pai’s predecessor Thomas Wheeler, is on track for action as early as April or May.

Please take a minute to add your signature to the “LEAVE LIFELINE ALONE” petition if you haven’t done so already…

and ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to sign it too!

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