Advancing Justice | AAJC Defends the Lifeline Program

October 1, 2019

Advancing Justice | AAJC submitted reply comments and engaged Congress in defense of the Lifeline program.

In opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed budget cap on the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs, Advancing Justice | AAJC submitted reply comments arguing that the proposal would prevent low-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from receiving discounts on phone or broadband service through Lifeline - a USF program that is key to bridging the digital divide in the United States. Advancing Justice | AAJC also collaborated with a Congressional office on a letter that was sent to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.