Sorry, poor people: The FCC is coming after your broadband plans

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Poor people may soon find it more difficult to purchase subsidized broadband plans, and many of them could even be forced to find new carriers. That's thanks to changes pushed through today by the Federal Communications Commission's Republican majority.

The FCC voted 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that lets poor people use a $9.25 monthly household subsidy to buy Internet or phone service. The FCC...

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