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Senate aims to stop FCC from stripping internet assistance from the poor

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Anthony Breedlove
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Back in November of 2017 we took a look at a bit of legislation from the FCC that’d all but destroy the program called Lifeline.

Lifeline was created all the way back during the Reagan administration to help the poor afford telephone service.

The FCC during the W Bush administration updated Lifeline to include wireless internet, then the FCC during Obama’s presidency updated Lifeline to include broadband.

Now the Trump FCC wants to gut Lifeline like a fish.

In November, we spoke about how the FCC was going to cut off the poor and enrich ISPs.

That plan hasn’t changed since November.

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