Ind. AG Asks FCC For Help On Lifeline 911 Fee Fight

By Margaret Harding McGill (December 8, 2015, 6:31 PM EST) -- Indiana's state attorney general pushed the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to give some guidance on whether the agency believes federal law preempts state 911 fee collection for customers of a subsidized phone service program.

Thomas M. Fisher, the solicitor general for Indiana's AG, wrote in the letter that the office is currently embroiled in two lawsuits over its push to collect 911 fees from carriers who offer Lifeline service, and could really use some direction from the FCC on the matter.

TracFone Wireless, which is facing a suit from Indiana, filed a petition in October 2014 asking the FCC to...

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