Council Member Ben Kallos Statement on Lifeline Expansion Proposal

New York, NY – The following statement can be attributed to Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan), a software developer and Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations, on FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's proposal to modernize the Lifeline program to include broadband:

"Lifeline provides low-income Americans with the utilities they need, which must include Internet. I have been advocating for Lifeline for Internet and thank FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for his leadership on a Federal level. Lifeline is the tool we need to provide low-cost Internet to low-income New Yorkers for truly universal broadband that can finally begin to narrow the digital divide."
 
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Background: "Universal Broadband and Consumer Protections Necessary for Public Interest in Time Warner-Comcast Merger Say James, Kallos" http://benkallos.com/press-release/universal-broadband-and-consumer-protections-necessary-public-interest-time-warner-com