All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lifeline Program’

Congresswoman Proposes Broadband Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Families

For years, it was essential that every family had a phone line. The U.S. government started the Lifeline program to help impoverished families afford this essential communication tool. Now the Internet has overwhelmingly replaced traditional phone lines, but the Lifeline program hasn’t adapted to this reality. One Congresswoman is hoping to change that. Ars Technica reports that Rep. Doris Matsui …

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Interview: FCC Lifeline Program – Will the Revamp Solve the Fraud?

On January 31, the FCC announced a complete overhaul of its Lifeline program. The program has been around for 25 years and is part of the Universal Service Fund. Its purpose was to help low-income families and those that live in rural areas have access to telephone service. It began with providing landline telephones but then added cell phones in …

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