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Cheers Greet FCC's New Step Towards Closing the Digital Divide


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Cheers Greet FCC's New Step Towards Closing the Digital Divide

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Progressive watchdogs are hailing the Federal Communications Commission's decision Thursday to modernize the Lifeline program as a step forwards towards closing the digital divide.

The Lifeline program was created in 1985 during the Reagan administration to help low-income Americans afford phone services, and it was expanded in 2005 under the George W. Bush administration to include wireless services.