Saturday, November 25, 2017

70% of poor people on broadband subsidy will lose their connections thanks to Trump's FCC

Cory Doctorow · Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:39 pm

Trump's FCC is gutting the Lifeline service, which gives poor families a $9.25/month subsidy for fixed or mobile broadband; under the new rules, poor people will have to buy their connections from major carriers (who often don't offer Lifeline plans), and will no longer be able to use the resellers who presently constitute 70% of the Lifeline connections.

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