FCC Wants to Expand Internet Access for the Poor

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The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans today to overhaul a $1.7 billion federal program that subsidizes phone service for low income Americans in order to increase access to high-speed Internet. Last year about 12 million people benefitted from this 30-year-old subsidy. Now the FCC wants to expand it to include broadband, as we hear from Brian Fung who writes about technology and tech policy for the Washington Post.