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Rep. Matsui Wants Low-Income Broadband Program

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2009 - Congresswoman Doris Matsui touted legislation in a speech Friday that would require the Federal Communications Commission to create a program that would enable qualifying low-income customers to purchase broadband service at reduced prices. Under the bill filed last month, H.R.3646, the government would reimburse broadband providers for each low-income customer served and ensure that the program would be neutral to different technologies. Keep Reading

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