News April 4, 2016

Charter Backs FCC Lifeline Reform

Originally Appeared In Multichannel News
March 31, 2016
By: John Eggerton

Says it expects it will make it easier for cable ops to participate

Charter signaled Wednesday (March 30) that he is squarely behind FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reform Lifeline subsidies

Charter, which is awaiting its hoped-for FCC approval of the merger with Time Warner Cable, announced as part of that proposed deal that it would offer a new low cost broadband service for low income consumers if the deal is approved.

Lifeline is the subsidy for advanced telecommunications to low-income residents that the FCC is migrating from traditional phone to broadband service. A vote on that proposal is scheduled for March 31.

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