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FCC's Lifeline Compromise Falls Apart

Back to original version with no hard cap and $2.25 billion fund
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It appears that a last-minute Lifeline reform compromise proposal has fallen apart, and the vote at the delayed public meeting is again expected to be 3-2 along party lines, with no hard cap and the Lifeline fund upped to $2.25 billion, an FCC source confirmed

A compromise had been hammered out last Wednesday night, according to multiple sources, that would have given Republican commissioners much of what they wanted and would have secured their votes. After some last-minute rethinking on the other side--reportedly by commissioner Mignon Clyburn, the item appears to be back to where it was early Wednesday.

More to come.

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