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    Default The new 'Obamaphone' is broadband

    The FCC wants to expand the "Obamaphones" program to include discounted Internet service for people living below the poverty line.

    Now, the agency overseeing Lifeline wants to expand the program to include broadband service. At an open FCC meeting held earlier this month, all three of the commission's Democratic members expressed their support for adding subsidies for Internet access.

    The FCC piloted a broadband subsidy program earlier this year, and the commission continues to review the results.

    Though the right's opposition to Lifeline has been toned down in the past couple years, the FCC's proposal faces a potential problem: It would likely cost more, which runs the risk of running afoul of conservatives. The program already costs more than $2 billion each year, providing more than 18 million people phone service subsidies of about $9 per month.

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/23/tech...one/index.html
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    I still use a Verizon flip phone.

    The homeless will have iPhones before I can make enough to upgrade.
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    Phone tech has ruined the human condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Phone tech has ruined the human condition.
    No, all these lazy ass freeloaders have ....
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    I do believe that everyone should have access to a phone...maybe not necessarily a cell phone, but something. Even if just to hear about jobs or in case of an emergency.
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    I can see the point in providing low cost internet to homes with children..it's needed for so many school functions

    and I can see providing the elderly and disabled with a land line phone

    but these cell phones are over and above.

 

 

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