Lifeline

New FCC Chair Scrutinizing Lifeline Program

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trump appointed Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is rolling back some of his predecessors actions. The new chairman has already begun to make changes to programs that help schools and low income families. Arguing...

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted to provide subsidies to low income families for broadband Internet service.  The decision expands on the 1980’s era Lifeline program that provided a monthly subsidy of $9.25 for voice-only phone...

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FCC Votes to Bridge Digital Divide

June 22, 2015 | 1 Comments

Last Thursday the Federal Communications Commission voted to consider permitting eligible Americans to purchase Internet access using government funds. The vote is a step toward bridging the growing digtal divide. The poor and minorities without Internet access...

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