The Future of Broadband

FCC Aims to Subsidize Internet Service for the Poor

The agency wants to expand its Lifeline subsidy, which is derisively referred to as the “Obamaphone” program.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during an FCC oversight hearing on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. FCC members warned that a planned 2014 incentive auction of broadcast TV spectrum for mobile broadband use could encounter setbacks.   
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