The FCC is waging a war on poor people

Trump’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai led the repeal of Net Neutrality last year, but he hasn’t slowed down. What’s next on his chopping block? The Lifeline program, which provides affordable phone and internet access to people living on low incomes. Pai’s proposed “reforms” to Lifeline will disproportionately harm people of color, seniors, and people with Read more


Letter to Election Debate Moderators

CMJ joined other civil rights and public interest organizations to call on this year’s election debate moderators to lift up affordable broadband as a critical issue for the next President.


Lifeline Fact Sheet: Lifeline

This fact sheet breaks down the Lifeline program in the U.S. and is apart of the Lifeline Toolkit 2016 .


Lifeline Toolkit 2016

This toolkit is designed for community-based organizations that work directly with low-income families. These organizations are in the best position to collect stories from impacted communities because those relationships already exist. The stories collected through this process will be used to support efforts to modernize the Lifeline program. This toolkit was created by The Utility Read more


Lifeline Fact Sheet

Here is a brief fact sheet explaining the need for expanding the Lifeline program.


Lifeline FCC Reply Comments

Lifeline FCC Reply Comments submitted by Greenlining Institute behalf on the Media Action Grassroots Network.


Comments to the FCC on Lifeline Link Up Program Modernization

Comments submitted to the FCC on April 2, 2012, by the Center for Media Justice, The Benton Foundation, Access Humboldt, et al., addressing consumer concerns about proposed changes to eligibility criteria for the Lifeline Link Up Program.