As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
The FCC has introduced a new API for its Lifeline program. The Lifeline program provides discounts on phone service to low-income consumers. The API makes it easier for carriers to verify consumer eligibility through the FCC. In turn, eligible consumers will have a simpler enrollment process.