Re: Don't stop now!
They cannot get free phones AND free broadband.
They can get a free phone OR free broadband.
The Lifeline program currently allows people on the program to choose from a landline OR a cell phone. The expansion means they will choose from a landline OR a cell phone OR internet access.
Is letting broke-ass people decide which form of communication their subsidy goes toward really that terrible?
(It's not even much of a subsidy. $9.95/month. Which, if telcos are willing to provide service for that, tells you something about how much they're overcharging everyone *else*.)