FCC debates whether to rethink broadband subsidy rules

By Christopher Cole (May 25, 2022, 7:01 p.m. EDT) – In response to complaints that its rules for booting internet service providers from a consumer rebate program are too vague, the Federal Communications Commission is asking players industry and others to weigh whether and how they need to be clarified.

In a notice Monday, the FCC said it would take comments on a March petition from the National Lifeline Association, or NLA, a group representing providers who use commission grants to pay for discounted connectivity, to modify the standard by which the FCC can remove companies from the broadband program.

The rules in question apply to the $14.2 billion…

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