FCC must halt cuts to Lifeline broadband subsidies in tribal regions, says court - CNET

A $25 monthly subsidy that’s meant to help low-income households on tribal lands get phone or internet service will remain in place for the time being, after a court found that the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to largely remove the subsidies seems to have been made without properly considering the harms to customers and businesses. A federal court said on Friday that petitioners — including tribes, nonprofits, and wireless carriers — were likely to prove that the commission’s decision was “arbitrary and capricious,” meaning that it failed to fully consider the changes it was making. In particular, the court said, the FCC appears to have failed to look at whether residents of tribal lands will have alternative options to get... Continue reading…

FCC must halt cuts to Lifeline broadband subsidies in tribal regions, says court - CNET

The cuts, if implemented, would cause "widespread loss of vital telecom services," say the judges.

Tue 14 Aug 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Court blocks FCC from cutting broadband subsidies in tribal lands

The FCC has hit a snag in its plan to curb broadband subsidies for low-income homes. A DC appeals court has issued a stay order temporary blocking the regulator from limiting the $25 ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Engadget

Court blocks FCC plan that could cause “mass disconnection” in Tribal lands

FCC trying to kill $25 subsidy in urban areas and limit subsidy in rural areas.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Arstechnica

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