FCC Plans $9.25 Monthly Broadband Subsidy for Low-Income Households

The Federal Communications Commission circulated a final proposal to members to approve a broadband subsidy of $9.25 a month for low-income households, in the government’s boldest effort to date to narrow a technological divide that has emerged between those who have web access and those who do not. The new plan is part of an overhaul of a $2 billion phone subsidy program called Lifeline and will go to vote on March 31.