ObamaPhone Program – Fraud and Abuse Surpasses Two Million
The Lifeline program was started in 1985, yet somehow referred to as the ObamaPhone, to allow low income households to have basic and emergency phone service.
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has worked aggressively to enforce these new rules since their adoption, taking actions worth over $15 million, in addition to today’s $32.6 million in proposed forfeitures. Numerous additional investigations are ongoing. Moreover, over 2 million duplicate subscriptions have been eliminated, and the FCC’s reforms are on track to save the Fund more $2 billion over three years.'
Way to save SOME money!