$44 Million in FCC Fines Proposed Against 3 Lifeline Providers

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines against three providers of Lifeline, a program to help low-income consumers afford phone service, for violating rules to protect the program against waste, fraud and abuse.

The proposed fines total nearly $44 million and are a result of last year’s reform to the program to prevent and combat waste, fraud and abuse, while empowering the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau to crack down on violations. In the past 3 months, there have been 8 other enforcement actions by the FCC, bringing the total of fines to $90 million.

Read more about the violations against these three companies.