If approved by the PUCO, AT&T Ohio would no longer provide the discounts. Those who receive the discounts will need to enroll with a different provider. A list of providers offering Lifeline discounts is available online at lifelinesupport.org.
One complication: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a pending proposal to discontinue Lifeline support for non-facilities based wireless providers.
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“If approved by the FCC, this proposal may reduce the number of alternative Lifeline providers,” the PUCO said in a statement. “The PUCO has previously advocated that the FCC not adopt this proposal.”
The PUCO welcomes comments online at www.puco.ohio.gov, or by mail sent to 180 E. Broad St., Columbus OH 43215.
All comments should reference “case 17-1948-TP-UNC.”