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Blog // Connect Ohio

FCC To Lower Broadband Internet Prices for Low-Income Consumers - FACT SHEET

By Tom Koutsky

Download the Fact Sheet On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will make it easier for low-income families to buy broadband service. It will expand its current “Lifeline” program, which currently subsidizes traditional telephone service for low-income consumers, and allow eligible low-income consumers to lower the price of their qualifying broadband service by $9.25 per month. Expanding Lifeline to broadband is the largest federal broadband adoption program in history. The Lifeline program was created in 1985, and it currently provides telephone and mobile voice service benefits to more than 608,000...

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