It is good that poor children can go online. It is bad if government subsidies allow a four year old to obtain 1,042 broadband accounts.
How can the US government spend USD17bn on subsidizing internet access whilst relying on the public to police crooked companies?
T-Mobile USA will pay the FCC’s largest fixed-amount civil penalty as redress for Sprint wrongly claiming Lifeline payments.
Tracfone agents generated commission by inventing fictitious applications for the US government’s Lifeline program.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Sprint’s actions were “outrageous”. The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US may now be in jeopardy.