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The Real Deal about Obamaphones

What is an Obama phone, and who is paying for them? Lifeline is a federal program, created in 1984, by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), during the Reagan administration. This was 12 years before Obama entered the Senate and over a decade before being elected President of the United States. The program began with the Telecommunications Act of… Read More »



Free Cell Phone Program Under Attack

The free cell phone program is back in the news again.  U.S. Senator David Vitter from Louisiana has introduced legislation to  end to the Lifeline Assistance Program.  This program, that helps poor Americans with  discount   communications services. Lifeline Assistance, was created in 1984 for land lines, and then expanded under President Bush to include cell phones. When an… Read More »