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Changes to the Lifeline program for low-income families are meant to stem waste and abuse of the program, but critics say the changes could hit Indian Country particularly hard. Photo/John Westrock, Creative Commons

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Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented.