Memos, Resources

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

July 17, 2023

The FCC released an Order on July 7, 2023, 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. As a result of the pause, 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, 2024.

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

VPS Memo – Voice Lifeline Phase-out Delayed

For more information, please contact the following members of the Vantage Point Solutions team:

Mara Vasile at 605-995-1828

Courtney Spears at 830-895-7221

Tammie Herrlein at 605-990-1861