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PULP Commemorates Forty Years Of Advocating, Educating and Litigating on Behalf of New York’s Vulnerable Low-Income Utility Consumers

Albany, NY – Today, the Public Utility Law Project of New York (“PULP”) observed the 40th anniversary of its incorporation in October 1981. Originally founded in the wake of the late- 1970’s oil crisis to avert soaring utility rate increases, PULP has zealously championed the interests of low- and fixed-income utility consumers and other vulnerable New Yorkers for four decades. Read more…

Lifeline Awareness Week: Sept 20-24, 2021

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has taken numerous steps to make its 35-year-old discount telephone and broadband program — Lifeline — easier to access and retain for low-income Americans.  As the FCC describes on its site, “Lifeline provides up to a $9.25 monthly discount on service for eligible low-income subscribers and up Read more…

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (“EBB”) administered by the FCC is still taking signups for discount internet service to low-income households.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program opened up on May 12, 2021! This program will connect more children to school, seniors to telemedicine and New Yorkers to work and other vital services. After four months of complete silence and failure to promote this lifesaving, education-promoting federal program, New York as finally achieved more signups than Ohio, Read more…