On November 19, 2013, DWT's Lifeline Team presented a webinar titled Lifeline Audits:  Keep Calm and Be Ready. The presentation focused on the following topics:

  • Overview:  Audits vs. PQAs vs. IDVs
  • New Audit Guidelines:  What to Expect
  • Practical Tips:  What Can You Do Now to Prepare?

To view the presentation materials, click here.

In related news, the FCC has announced that comments in response to its proposed Lifeline Biennal Audit Plan are due by December 13, 2013.  Reply comments must be filed by December 30, 2013.

Also, on November 20, 2013, the FCC issued an Erratum to the proposed Lifeline Biennial Audit Plan that included links to the three template spreadsheets used to collect subscriber information: