Benton Foundation Blog: First Lifeline, Now Broadband Program for Schools and Libraries in the FCC’s Crosshairs

Recently I wrote about how the new Federal Communications Commission majority revoked the approval of nine companies to become Lifeline providers and how that would weaken the Lifeline program and widen the digital divide. Now it appears that the E-Rate program, which makes broadband services more affordable for America’s schools and libraries, is in the FCC majority’s crosshairs. And much like the case of Lifeline, the majority is using procedural steps and administrative tools to weaken the E-Rate program.Read more on the Benton Foundation Blog