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Poor Blacks Still Afflicted By Digital Divide, Can FCC’s Broadband Internet Subsidy Help to Narrow the Gap?

Being plugged into the internet is vital in the 21st Century, but for those who need it most — whether for doing homework or looking for a job — the connection they need to survive and thrive is often too expensive.

On Thursday afternoon, the FCC voted to expand the Lifeline subsidy, a program that some say may help low-income families paying for phone plans, to include broadband.

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