FCC halts nine companies from participating in the ‘Lifeline’ program

By ajitpai, Culture, engadget, fcc, federal communications commission, Internet, lifeline, lifelineprogram, livefyre, politics, subsidies, the washington post, tomwheeler, united states

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Friday that the FCC will not let nine companies participate in the federal Lifeline program, which provides low-cost internet connectivity for some of America’s lowest-income households. This decision comes just wee…

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GOP pushes new FCC chief to kill set-top box rental proposal

By ajitpai, android, apple tv, cablecard, comcast, commission, Culture, engadget, entertainment, fcc, ios, politics, republicanparty, roku, time warner, tomwheeler, windows

If you were excited at the prospect of no longer having to pay your local cable company a monthly stipend to use their set top boxes, boy does the House GOP have a surprise for you! Now that the FCC is being helmed by famed net neutrality oppo…

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