House bill seeks expansion of FCC subsidies to broadband

04/24/2013 | Ars Technica

Low-income Americans could get government support for connecting to broadband under a House bill that would broaden the purview of the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline subsidy program. The program, which is funded by "Universal Service" fees embedded in phone bills, provides financial support for telephone service, but under the proposed Broadband Adoption Act of 2013 funds would be applied to bridging the digital divide.

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