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FCC moves forward on limiting program for low-income phone, internet access

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at an open meeting earlier this year. Photo: Robin Groulx/Axios

The FCC's Republican majority moved forward Thursday — over the objection of the agency's two Democrats — with a proposal to limit the Lifeline subsidy program providing phone and internet service to low-income people.

Why it matters: The vote is preliminary, but should the agency move forward with the plan, it would change a program used by millions.