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Gov. Bob Wise on FCC’s Decision to Expand Internet Eligibility for Low-Income Families Press Release

March 31, 2016

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to modernize its Lifeline program to include access to internet for low-income families. Previously, the thirty-year-old Lifeline provided a discount on monthly telephone service to eligible low-income households, but it did not support internet access. In response, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, made the following statement.

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