FCC Chair Proposes Cap on Broadband, Phone Support for Low Income Families

Aj Dellinger, writing for the International Business Times:

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), proposed implementing a budget cap on the commission’s program that helps Americans with low incomes pay for broadband and phone services.

Pai’s plan, titled “Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Consumers,” would place a “self-enforcing budget cap” on the FCC’s spending on its Lifeline program. The proposal is likely to be voted on during the FCC’s meeting on Nov. 16.

The bullshit going on over at the FCC may be getting less coverage than some of the other atrocities in this country right now, but make no mistake, it’s bad.