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Free Press Action Fund Opposes House Bill That Limits Program Designed to Bridge the Digital Divide


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Free Press Action Fund Opposes House Bill That Limits Program Designed to Bridge the Digital Divide

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WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on the CURB Lifeline Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Austin Scott (R-Georgia) that would cap spending on Lifeline, the program that helps low-income families afford telecom and broadband communications.

The bill under consideration would limit annual expenditures for Lifeline to $1.5 billion, potentially leaving a large population without the support it needs to get connected.

Free Press Action Fund Policy Director Matt Wood made the following statement:

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