Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 2

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Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 2: Tackling Digital Disparities: Expanding the FCC Lifeline Program to Support Broadband Services The Lifeline program provides millions of low-income consumers with a discount on phone services to ensure that all Americans are able to connect, via telephone or mobile, to emergency services, family members, and jobs. In 2012 the FCC launched the Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program6 to explore how the agency could modernize its current Lifeline program to increase home broadband adoption rates among low-income Americans.


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