Senior Citizens

?Some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online."
Pew's new report, "Who?s Not Online and Why," reveals that nearly 40 million Americans simply don?t use the Internet or email.
According to Jason Fuhrman, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers: Improved telecommunications infrastructure, particularly fast and widely-accessible wired and wireless broadband networks, enables synergistic technological advances in business, healthcare, education, public safety, entertainment, and more.
Acting FCC Chair Mignon Clyburn came out strongly for the Lifeline program and for modernization of E-Rate.
Access to the Internet keeps increasing, but a persistent 20 percent of Americans are still not connected.
A coalition of community groups is asking that curbs be put on aggressive marketing of Lifeline phones.
High-tech companies market more to the disabled and seniors, and the FCC is demanding telephone accessibility for hearing aid users.
Jessica Gonz?lez of the National Hispanic Media Coalition writes that for millions of people the Lifeline telephone subsidy is indeed a lifeline.
David Honig, Co-founder and President of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, tells the truth about the federal Lifeline program.
House Democrats introduced a bill to expand federal phone subsidy to broadband service.