The LifeLine program provides subsidized wireline service for low-income households. Surcharges on telephone bills fund federal and state Universal Service Programs, which reimburse providers of LifeLine Services. In December 2010, a CPUC decision froze lifeline rates at $6.84 per month through January 2013.
On March 20, 2011 the CPUC initiated a new rulemaking to implement revisions to the LifeLine program in order to reflect changes in the telecommunications industry and guarantee that high-quality services are affordable and widely available to all.
DRA's objectives are to:
See the proceeding docket.