WCB Denies EBB Program Waivers

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The Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has denied waiver requests from Lumen and LICT for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program.  LICT and Lumen sought waivers to allow reimbursement for EBB Program discounts to their subscribers who are not enrolled in the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD) by the May EBB snapshot date.

WCB denied the waivers as not being in the public interest, as allowing non-NLAD enrolled subscriber-reimbursement would threaten the EBB Program’s integrity.  WCB also found LICT and Lumen did not demonstrate good cause to receive EBB program reimbursement for subscribers not eligible for such support.

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