Statement: Verizon supports efforts to modernize Lifeline

Today, Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Broadband Adoption Act of 2015. The followong statement should be attributed to Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice president, federal government relations:

"Verizon supports efforts to reform, modernize and add accountability to the Lifeline program, and the bill introduced by Representative Matsui and Senators Murphy and Booker is an important contribution to those efforts. Among other things, the bill includes several accountability provisions that will help protect consumers who pay for the fund. We look forward to working with the sponsors and other interested stakeholders on ways to modernize the program."