Memos, Resources

Memo: FCC Pauses Voice Lifeline Phase-out and Mobile Broadband Data Capacity Increase Again

July 13, 2022

The FCC released an Order on July 1, 2022, hitting the pause button on (1) the support phase-out of Lifeline voice services, and (2) the data capacity increase for mobile broadband for an additional year. Therefore, the basic lifeline benefit will remain at $5.25 for eligible voice-only service and the minimum service standard for mobile broadband data capacity will remain at 4.5 GB per month until at least December 31, 2023.

Download the full memo for additional information including the Lifeline Benefit Chart.

VPS Memo – Lifeline Phase-out Delayed

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Mara Vasile at (605) 995-1828

Courtney Spears at (830) 895-7221

Tammie Herrlein at (605) 990-1861