AT&T, Sprint Outline Objections To FCC's Lifeline Proposal

By Michael Macagnone (March 15, 2016, 5:56 PM EDT) -- AT&T Inc. and Sprint on Monday detailed their concerns with the Federal Communications Commission's plan to alter its Lifeline program for low-income Americans, arguing Monday the changes could introduce flaws that have not been fully considered.

In a letter to the agency, Sprint Communications Co. laid out its "deep concern" with the way the proposed changes would affect mobile Lifeline voice plans, as well as a gap between the proposed subsidy and retail price of unlimited voice mobile plans. AT&T, in a public blog post Monday, similarly critiqued the handling of mobile plans, as well as other aspects of the changes...

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