Lifeline Accountability Database Launched by FCC


A database has been launched by the Federal Communications Commission in efforts to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse for its Lifeline phone service. The National Lifeline Accountability Database has found $169 million in savings in noticing duplications for deletion and also preventing new duplicate records.

The Lifeline program was introduced in 1985 to provide basic phone service for low-income consumers at a subsidized rate. The program was reformed and modernized to increase fiscal responsibility and monitor the fast-growing subscriptions for mobile service. The major reform was to eliminate duplicate subscriptions by confirming that the subscriber’s household is not already receiving the Lifeline service.

Read more about the new Lifeline Accountability Database.