Keep Kids Connected With Lifeline
In a world that's rapidly becoming more dependent on technology, unconnected kids will be left behind. Having access to high-speed broadband is important for everyone, but especially paramount for kids, since seven in 10 teachers assign online homework. Common Sense's recently released Zero to Eight report found that in the United States, one out of four low-income families with young kids still lacks access to high-speed broadband.
The Lifeline program helps close the digital divide by providing a subsidy that allows families to access high-speed broadband at home. But a drastic new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal would dramatically weaken the program by imposing a hard budget cap and by barring a large percentage of current sellers from providing services to families. Please tell your member of Congress to publicly oppose the FCC's plan and ask Chairman Pai to reconsider.