FCC approves Internet subsidy plan

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved of subsidies for about 40 million Americans to make broadband Internet more affordable for low-income citizens. The plan was adopted as ‘consumers need Internet access for full and meaningful participation in society. Yet 43 percent of nation’s poorest households say they can’t afford modern broadband service.’ Nevertheless, the plan was surrounded by political controversy between the democratic and republican members of the FCC.