Webinar: Threats to the FCC’s Lifeline Program for Low Income Households, January 9

Join the National Housing Conference (NHC) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) for a webinar to discuss proposed changes to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program that provides reduced-cost internet access for low income families. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 9, from 2:00 to 3:00 ET.

Living in the “Information Age,” low income households need access to the internet to thrive. Internet access is increasingly necessary for school work, job searches, and managing personal finances. The FCC’s proposed rules would institute a budget cap for the Lifeline program and thus prevent increased participation. The proposed rule would also restrict what entities are allowed to provide the reduced-cost access on a state-by-state basis.

Speakers for the webinar include:

  • Bill Callahan, research and policy coordinator for NDIA
  • Rebekah King, acting policy director for NHC
  • Angela Siefer, executive director for NDIA

Sign up for the webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6100626360238137346

Read Rebekah King’s NHC blog post on the FCC’s proposed rule change at: http://bit.ly/2lXbjdm