Florida Public Service Condition Cuts Lifeline Program
The Florida Public Service Commission adopted modifications that reform the federal Lifeline assistance telephone discount program, cutting back on the credit the program provides. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with Florida Public Service Commission spokeswoman Cindy Muhr about how these changes will affect users of the program.
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