Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sprint Took Millions in Federal Subsidies for Service It Didn't Provide

Do you know why Sprint did this? Because the government isn't going to do jack squat about it and they know that. There, I said it (again).

The Federal Communications Commission has learned that Sprint Corp. claimed monthly subsidies for serving approximately 885,000 Lifeline subscribers, even though those subscribers were not using the service. That would be a violation of a key rule—the “non-usage” rule—designed to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program. The 885,000 subscribers represent nearly 30% of Sprint’s Lifeline subscriber base and nearly 10% of the entire Lifeline program’s subscriber base.