The Federal Communications Commission this week began to compile a database of subscribers to its phone subsidy program.http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-va...ne-subscribers
The database is intended to help the commission crack down on waste and fraud in the $1.85 billion program for the poor, called Lifeline.
Mark Wigfield, an FCC spokesman, told The Hill that the agency began collecting data on Monday on Lifeline subscribers in five states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Oklahoma and Washington. The agency plans to expand the database to include information on all subscribers nationwide by the end of March, Wigfield said.
Better late then never