The commission shall adopt a portability freeze rule for the lifeline program by January
15, 2017. The commission shall consider including all of the following in the rule:
(a) A 60-day duration of the portability freeze.
(b) A period of time when a subscriber would be able to terminate lifeline service
without penalty, similar to that established in Section 4.13.5 of commission Decision 14-01-036 (January 16, 2014),
Decision Adopting Revisions to Modernize and Expand the California Lifeline Program.
(c) A requirement that the administrator of the lifeline program provide a telephone
corporation providing lifeline service with real-time information concerning whether
a subscriber has enrolled with another telephone corporation during the period of
the portability freeze adopted by the commission pursuant to this section and, if
the subscriber enrolled during this period, the date of enrollment.
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