GOP Meaning. Wants answers on broadband benefits fraud
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By Nadia Dreid (December 14, 2021, 6:55 p.m. EST) – Four Republican senators say they are “troubled” by a report by the Federal Communications Commission Inspector General that revealed he discovered fraud among providers of the broadband emergency benefit, which provides low-cost Internet service to low-income households.
As the program shifts from a temporary pandemic initiative to a permanent one, renamed the Affordable Connectivity Program, the quartet of senators said on Monday they feared it was also plagued by the same issues.
In their letter to FCC President Jessica Rosenworcel, whose status as head of the agency was confirmed by the Senate less than a week ago, the …
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