Broadcasting Hate: How Trump Used the FCC to Punish the Poor [OP-ED]
Erin Shields of Center for Media Justice and Lucia Martinez of Free Press break down what they call the Trump administration’s “war on the poor.”
200 Civil Rights Groups Demand FCC Protect Lifeline Subsidy Program
The organizations say the Federal Communications Commission is hurting vulnerable communities.
FCC Votes to Restrict Lifeline Program in Underserved Communities
The Ajit Pai-led commission also voted to remove measures that prevent the consolidation of media in the hands of a few conglomerates.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Courts Controversy
The newly-appointed Indian-American FCC head says he wants to bridge the digital divide and connect low-income people to high-speed internet. But critics say his latest actions are proof of other priorities.
This FCC Vote Will Bring Broadband to More Low-Income Families
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to expand the Lifeline program—which currently subsidizes phone plans for many low-income Americans—to include broadband Internet access.
'Obamaphones': A Case Study in How Race Perverts the Spending Debate
Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.