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FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Federal Communications Commisison (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on net neutrality on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wheeler is proposing that the FCC expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

With Internet access increasingly seen as need, not luxury, FCC wants to help poor get online

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern life, key education, communication and finding a keeping a job. The proposal Thursday to expand the Lifeline phone program to Internet s…

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