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Internet Access for the All through the FCC Lifeline program

Nadia Prupis @ Common Dreams - Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday introduced a proposal to subsidize internet access for low-income Americans, marking the agency's strongest and most recent recognition that broadband services are an essential public utility.

The plan seeks to expand the FCC's $1.7 billion Lifeline program, which has helped more than 12 million low-income households pay their phone bills since its inception in 1985.  Read more.


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