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FCC Reverses Internet Lifeline Designations

Affordable internet access is essential or people will not have adequate access to government information and egovernment services. In a move that reverses an Obama administration decision, the Trump administration FCC eliminated the designations of nine companies as providers of Lifeline broadband service. The Lifeline program provides low-income households with a monthly credit of $9.25 to use to buy internet service. The nine companies had been approved for the program and had begun relying on those designations.

FCC removes nine companies from Lifeline program, by Harper Neidig The Hill (02/03/17).


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