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FCC Commissioner: Told to Keep Quiet on Obamaphone Fraud

Remember the Obamaphone, technically the Lifeline program, which subsidizes mobile service for low-income Americans? FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is now speaking out about how he and other commissioners were told to keep quiet about a massive fraud investigation involving the program until the day after a controversial vote to expand the program. “On March 31st, Continue Reading

FCC proposes high-speed Internet for the poor

(Chris Goodney/Bloomberg) Federal regulators unveiled a final plan Tuesday that would offer low-income Americans a new discount on broadband service — a $9.25 subsidy a month — in an effort to spark an explosion in high-speed Internet adoption among the poor. The Federal Communications Commission hopes that amount would enable the underprivileged to gain greater Continue Reading

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