Why the recent Lifeline decision matters to housing providers

On March 31, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in favor of modernizing the Lifeline program, expanding it for the first time to cover broadband Internet service. Bringing greater in-home access to low-income households, including those in affordable housing, can be a powerful tool to improve student success in school, health outcomes, economic growth and more. The FCC decision comes after advocacy by NHC and many allies supporting broadband access in affordable housing, work that will continue on policy and practical steps. Read more in my blog post here.

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