TracFone Wireless Lends Support to “Precision Medicine Challenge” to Benefit Underserved in U.S

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015  — TracFone Wireless Inc. (TracFone) is partnering with the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) to support the “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge ( TracFone and the other partners in the Challenge are being recognized here this week for their support during the HIMSS Connected Health Conference. The Challenge is an undertaking … Read More

The road to broadband is paved with the best intentions

The recently announced plan by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband for qualifying low-income households is being hailed by nearly everyone as a much needed step to bridge the digital divide. And while there is no doubting the good intentions of the FCC, no one seems to be asking the key question: Will … Read More

TracFone Applauds FCC’s Lifeline Modernization Push, Outlines Key Issues That Will Need To Be Addressed To Avoid Pitfalls

MIAMI, Sept. 1, 2015 — TracFone Wireless Inc. (TracFone) submitted comments today to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supporting efforts to reform and modernize Lifeline, but also cautioned that “negative unintended consequences easily could result from well-meaning, but misguided or poorly implemented, changes” to the vitally important program. With about 4.4 million qualified low-income households currently enrolled in its SafeLink Wireless® … Read More

TracFone Statement On FCC Action Thursday On Lifeline Broadband

MIAMI, June 17, 2015  — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected tomorrow to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the expansion of the Universal Service Fund Lifeline program to include broadband. TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone) issued the following statement today: “TracFone, the nation’s largest provider of wireless Lifeline support, looks forward to collaborating with the Federal Communication Commission … Read More

4 Consumer, Low-Income And Rural Groups: Wireless Lifeline Reforms Are Working, Program Should Be Continued

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2015 — The following joint statement was issued today by Community Action Partnership, Consumer Action, National Consumers League and The National Grange on the impact of reforms on the wireless Lifeline program: “The wireless Lifeline program provides needed access to millions of low-income Americans to health care, employment, and emergency services.  We are concerned by continued public statements and … Read More