Pai's limited contact with recipients of the subsidies he plans to cut
The FCC on Thursday voted to seek comment on a plan that would significantly limit the Lifeline program that subsidizes phone and internet service for low-income people. I asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai how many conversations he's had with Lifeline subscribers. Here's what he said:
Why it matters: Decisions affecting the Lifeline program are one of the few areas of tech policy that have a direct impact on millions of consumers who draw on its subsidies to access modern communications.