Telecommunications

Low-income households are at risk of losing access to affordable telecommunications services in a rapidly changing and increasingly deregulated marketplace. NCLC advocates for continued strong consumer protections, low-income discount programs, and equal access to broadband and wireless services.

Policy Analysis

Telecommunications Policy Briefs, Reports & Press Releases

  • Press statement re: rural rate floor, April 25, 2014
  • Press Statement re: the Broadband Adoption Act of 2013, April 23, 2013
  • Issue Brief on MA H.4216 Bill that Would Strip Existing Consumer Protections from Telephone Landline Customers and Prohibit State from Implementing Future Protections for Wireless Consumers, July 6, 2012
  • Issue Brief on the New Hampshire SB 48 Bill that Would Strip Existing Consumer Protections from Telephone Landline Customers and Prohibit State from Implementing Future Protections for VoIP Consumers, May 11, 2012
  • Statement re: FCC's Lifeline Reform: Must Ensure Access to Full Benefits for All Eligible Low-Income Consumers, January 9, 2012

Telecommunications Comments and Testimony

Telecommunications Letters

Additional Resources