FCC to Unveil Subsidized Broadband Plan


internetFederal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will unveil a plan to all five commissioners Thursday to change a $1.7 billion subdsidy program to ensure low-income customers have affordable access to high-speed Internet and other broadband services, senior agency officials say.

The FCC already offers the Lifeline plan, which subsidizes landline and mobile phone service.

The new proposal reportedly gives consumers a choice of phone service, Internet service, or a combination of both, according to the officials. Wheeler’s proposal will also suggest new anti-fraud measures.

A vote on Wheeler’s plan is expected June 18. Read more at The New York Times.

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