US unveils plan to subsidise broadband for poor


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  • Friday, 29 May 2015

NATIONAL CONCERN: Nearly 30% of US homes lack high-speed Internet access, something the US government wants to rectify.

WASHINGTON: The top US telecom regulator unveiled plans to subsidise high-speed Internet for low-income households, saying the service was essential for people trying to better themselves. 

Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler proposed the plan to overhaul the “Lifeline” programme which provides low-cost telephone service to include online access as well. 

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