Items tagged "Lifeline"

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Why The Arts Community Should Care About The Lifeline Program (And What We Can Do To Improve It)

August 18, 2015 Broadband Access , FCC , Lifeline

Artists, take note: There are some possible changes coming to federal communications policy that would have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families across the country. Better yet, the arts community has a chance to insert its voice in the policy discourse.

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Lifeline: Tools for Building an Inclusive Society

June 18, 2015 Broadband Access , Digital Divide , FCC , Lifeline

When was the last time you made a doctor appointment, enrolled your children in school, or scheduled an interview for a job without using a telephone? Chances are, you used a telephone to call the doctor and potential employer, and your daughter’s school required you to write down a telephone number for emergency contact. Having access to a telephone has long been a societal requirement to complete basic daily functions. But increasingly, telephone access alone is not sufficient.

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