Windows 10: FCC proposing monthly broadband subsidies for low-income households

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  1. Posts : 19,918
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       08 Mar 2016 #1

    FCC proposing monthly broadband subsidies for low-income households


    The FCC has fine-tuned its plan to offer broadband to the poor.

    The Federal Communications Commission will submit a proposal to approve a new broadband subsidy for low-income households across the country, a first in what the organization says is a program to narrow what it believes is a technological divide.

    The New York Times reports the subsidy proposed will be $9.25 a month for low-income households and has a good chance of passing among the FCC commissioners who hold a democratic majority.

    The new plan, which will be put to a vote on March 31, is part of the $2 billion "Lifeline" phone subsidy program that subsidizes mobile phones for the poor...


    Read more: FCC proposing monthly broadband subsidies for low-income households | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 1,546
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       08 Mar 2016 #2

    About time, with almost everything going online including applying for assistance. I see that as a plus. Less cost for the government. I am glad the fcc can sidestep the political part and issue this discount. I am not sure if that the discount or the actually cost of the internet service.
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  3.    08 Mar 2016 #3

    More Obama's stash. The feds are only $19 trillion in debt with a $500 billion deficit this year. The federal government can't sustain itself much longer.
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  4.    08 Mar 2016 #4

    I wonder who gets to pay the bill?
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       08 Mar 2016 #5

    No it was Ronald Regan that created the life line program. Just wanted to make sure that correct facts are known.
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  6.    08 Mar 2016 #6

    groze said: View Post
    No it was Ronald Regan that created the life line program. Just wanted to make sure that correct facts are known.
    LOL, cell phones were not available when Reagan was president. You're thinking of land lines. The $2 billion Obama phone had nothing to do with Reagan.
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       08 Mar 2016 #7

    Looey said: View Post
    LOL, cell phones were not available when Reagan was president. You're thinking of land lines. The $2 billion Obama phone had nothing to do with Reagan.

    Where do you think those funds come from? It comes from the same funds as the landline phone life line discount? Did you know you only get 4 hours of calls unless you add extra money or pay an additional Monthly fee. On landlines you get around 10 U.S. dollar discount but you still have pay a monthly fee plus long distance. However, you can only have one cell phone or one landline per household that gets the discount. It because people were and still are getting rid of their landlines that why it expanded to cell phones. Even AT&T is planning on getting rid of landlines someday.


    This site tells you more about it

    Free 'ObamaPhones' for Welfare Recipients : snopes.com
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  8.    09 Mar 2016 #8

    Am I reading this right? A low income person/family can afford a computer?
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  9.    09 Mar 2016 #9

    milford said: View Post
    Am I reading this right? A low income person/family can afford a computer?
    -or have one given to them . . . ? -just sayin' ;-)
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  10.    09 Mar 2016 #10

    milford said: View Post
    Am I reading this right? A low income person/family can afford a computer?
    Project Reboot - Computer Recycling for the poor and disabled
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