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The Trump Administration Wants to Cut Off Internet Access for Poor Americans

A new rule could impact millions of lower-income earners and the elderly.

FCC Chair Ajit Pai.
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A new rule championed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai would would limit internet and phone access for millions of low-income and elderly Americans. Pai's proposed changes to the Lifeline Program, which currently serves 12 million Americans by providing subsidized phone and internet service, would cut service to about 70 percent, or 8 million, of…

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