DC Circ. Lifeline Ruling Rebukes FCC's Infrastructure Focus

Law360 (February 12, 2019, 10:53 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission recently took a blow when the D.C. Circuit rebuked its attempt to limit how subsidies are awarded under the Lifeline program to boost funding for traditional facilities-based wireless carriers, drawing a line in the sand for how far the agency can go to encourage infrastructure build-out.

The court ruled Feb. 1 that the FCC had wrongly excluded wireless resellers from the Tribal Lifeline program, which offers extra discounts on phone and internet bills for low-income customers on Native American lands, in an effort to spur investment from providers who use their own infrastructure, and experts surmise that the FCC will...

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