Illustration by Bruno Moraes

The Lifeline program, ‘Obamaphones,’ and the struggle to provide broadband for all Americans

For more than 30 years, a U.S. government program has helped provide connectivity to the poor. It recently expanded to provide broadband access—but critics want to shut it down.


Published Jun 26, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 1:23 pm CDT

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2016, 9:00 am CDT