DC Circ. Won't Halt Lifeline Standards Increases

Law360 (December 2, 2020, 7:55 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit has declined to halt the Federal Communications Commission's planned increase in the mobile data minimum service standard of the agency's phone and internet subsidy program for low-income consumers, stating that service providers' pleas did not warrant a stay for the changes slated to go into effect Dec. 1.

In a one-page order, a three-judge panel on Monday declined to halt the FCC's decision to raise the mobile data minimum service standard of the Lifeline low-income subsidy program to 4.5 GB per month. The D.C. Circuit said the providers — trade group National Lifeline Association and Lifeline provider Assist Wireless LLC...

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