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Memo: Lifeline Supported Services

August 11, 2020

Lifeline Supported Services Minimum Standards

New standards take effect December 1,  2020.

On July 31, 2020, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing the new Lifeline Minimum Standards that will take effect on December 1, 2020:

  • Fixed Broadband: 25/3 Mbps with 1024 GB of usage per month
    • Exception: If 25/3 Mbps is unavailable at the subscriber’s location, the Lifeline benefit can be applied toward the highest performing fixed broadband residential offering available but must be at least 4/1 Mbps.
  • Mobile Broadband: 11.75 GB per month with 3G or better mobile technology
  • Mobile Voice: 1,000 minutes per month (no change)
  • Fixed Voice: No minimum service standard (no change)
    • Note: Effective December 1, 2020, the Lifeline benefit for voice service will decrease from $7.25 to $5.25.


Download the full memo for additional detail.

VPS Memo – Lifeline Minimum Standards

Additional Information

For information on this issue or if you would like GVNW-VPS guidance, please contact these members of the GVNW- Vantage Point Solutions consulting team:

Mara Vasile at (605) 995-1828

Courtney Spears at (830) 895-7221

Steve Gatto, JD at (830) 895-7226