The FCC plans to reallocate funds for subsidizing phone service for the poor to provide better broadband coverage as well. The Lifeline Assistance and Link-Up America programs currently fund monthly telephone service and installation for the poor. While the costs are higher, the Internet is being considered a necessary public utility. Read the full article at PCWorld.com
FCC Funding Broadband for Poor
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).