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Federal program keeps rural residents in touch

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SIKESTON -- In the past 25 years, the way people communicate has changed.

And Lifeline, a Federal Communications Commission program created in 1984 to ensure landline phone access was affordable to rural and poor communities, is modernizing itself in a move that can affect nearly 712,000 Missouri households.

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