Kansas City — The FCC took two steps to revamp the oversight process for two programs that provide telephone subsidies for the poor.
The FCC’s Lifeline Assistance and Link-Up America programs subsidize monthly telephone service and installation for poor U.S. residents.
The program has been running for 26 years.
But the budget has risen from the millions to the billions in the last decade and the trend is “unsustainable” according to a member of the FCC commission.
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