Broadband's Underused Lifeline for Low-Income Users

Axios breaks down the basics of the Federal Lifeline Program and the growing need to bridge the digital divide.

Although it's still well below the roughly 12.5 million subscribers Lifeline served in 2016, the program went from about 6.7 million subscribers in February to about 7.2 million in May, according to figures from Lifeline compliance firm CGM compiled using disbursement data from the Universal Service Administrative Company, which oversees Lifeline.

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The article's author, Margaret Harding McGill (@margarethmcgill), is a technology reporter for Axios that covers politics and policy.