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FCC wants to help poor get online

...2014, Lifeline served 12 million households and cost $1.7 billion, paid for by surcharges on the country's telephone bills.Eligibility depends on income being at or less than 135 percent of the federal government's poverty line, or...
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...treatment of debt and equity; Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on unauthorized charges on telephone bills; House Budget Committee hearing on Social Security and Medicare, with actuaries from each programTHURSDAY: Labor...
Lunsfords rely on faith, family and hard work

...but they learned to be patient, he said. They decided to open a North Augusta location to save money on their telephone bill. "We had customers from Georgia, and every time we called to Augusta, it was long distance from where we were...
Local Business | Your Business
Even skating's glitz and glamour has bottom line skaters in America, go home at night and figure out how they're going to pay their electric bill and telephone bill and go to practice the next day and pay for everything else they need to pay for. "Right now, there just isn't...
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School workers will serve jail time for taking bribes

...for the Internet. E-rate provides as much as $2 billion a year nationally from fees paid by consumers on their telephone bills. The newspaper found that from 1998 to 2002, the Atlanta schools received more E-rate money on a per-pupil basis...
Increased Web speed is in works

...Officials say 80 percent of the work will be paid for through the E-Rate fund, which is supplied through a charge on telephone bills. It's made available for schools based on their eligible free and reduced lunch percentage -- which is 72 percent...
Metro | Richmond County Board of Education
News you can use

...billed to various county government departments. County Treasurer Moye L. Daniel said department heads approve all telephone bills, "especially long distance calls," before they are submitted to his office for payment.
Prices prompt Social Secutiry benefit increase

...seniors across the country were thankful for anything. "It's something. It's going to pay for probably the telephone bill," said Murray Levine, 86, as he maneuvered a shopping cart full of groceries in downtown Philadelphia. That sentiment...
What will consolidation cost?

...then, a county publication has stated that there would be a "pass through" of about 3 percent on natural gas and telephone bills. It would appear that this fee would be in lieu of the millage increase, but still would be extracted from the citizens...
Across the area

...Ms. Lincoln had used the Visa account number of a 62-year-old man to pay her Florida mother's electric and telephone bills, he said. Investigator McDaniel said Ms. Lincoln had charged $450 to the account. Woman reports abuse of pit...
Metro | Savannah River Site