November 2, 2017
Partner John Heitmann
was quoted in the Politico
article “Pai’s reforms could shrivel Lifeline.” The article discusses FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to overhaul the Lifeline program, a program that subsidizes phone and broadband service for the poor, by cutting off funding to companies that serve the majority of subscribers.
John, who represents a number of Lifeline resellers, notes, “But the biggest losers will be Lifeline-eligible, low-income consumers across rural America and especially those in urban American. The FCC’s proposal for Lifeline is so skewed and disruptive that it is almost certain to threaten the very fabric of bipartisan support that has underpinned the Universal Service Fund for decades.”