Advancing Justice | AAJC Joins Civil Rights Groups in Writing to FCC on Verizon Acquisition of TracFone

April 6, 2021

We urge the Commission to impose strict enforceable conditions on the transaction that will protect Lifeline customers and the wireless reseller marketplace.

Advancing Justice | AAJC signed on to a letter from civil rights groups on April 6, 2021 that submitted comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) Public Notice regarding Verizon Wireless Communications Inc.’s (“Verizon”) application to acquire TracFone Wireless, Inc., (“TracFone”). The transaction presented potential public interest harms to Lifeline subscribers and competition in the wireless market, impacting the ability of low-income communities to access critical communications services.