Thursday, March 01, 2018
Addressing the Federal Overhaul of the Lifeline Program and Its Effect on Low-Income New Yorkers
Testimony of Timothy Karr, Free Press
Before the New York City Council Committee on Technology
February 28, 2018
Hello. My Name is Timothy Karr and I’m the senior director of strategy for Free Press. At Free Press we fight for everyone’s rights to connect and communicate, which includes advocating for policies that promote universal access to an affordable and open internet.
As such, we often cross swords with the Federal Communications Commission. And we’ve been particularly busy during the Trump administration. President Trump appointed as FCC chairman a person who’s devoted his career to handing telecommunications giants special favors at the expense of the people he’s supposed to be serving.
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