Updates to the November 2016 Draft of the National Verifier Plan have been submitted to the FCC and the January 2017 National Verifier Plan is available to review.
The rollout of this plan estimates that the system, which will replace annual Lifeline recertification and the FCC Form 497, will begin implementation on December 31 of this year and be effective in all states and territories by December 31, 2019 pending FCC approval.
The 2017 National Verifier Plan includes updates that have been made based on input from entities within the Lifeline Industry. Upon release of the November 2016 Plan’s draft, USAC opened the floor to concerns and comments that aided them in making revisions, reflected in the recently submitted version seen below. If you are interested in submitting feedback about the 2017 National Verifier Plan, you can send your comments via email to: LifelineProgram@usac.org.
Please note that all pages marked with “Updated” in the top right corner represent updated slides from the 2016 draft of the plan.