Thursday, March 30, 2017

FCC kneecaps plan that provides internet to low-income Americans

It’s about to get harder for low-income families to have access to discounted broadband internet. The Federal Communications Committee is changing the approval process for the Lifeline Program. FCC chairman Ajit Pai stated that he was switching the approval process for the Lifeline program from the federal government to the state. He went on to say: By letting states take the lead on certification as envisioned by Congress, we will strengthen the Lifeline program Meaning every company that wants to offer discounted broadband service to poor people in more than one state will have get approval on a state-by-state basis,…

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