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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:46pm

Re: Taxpayer dollars paying for cell phones for the poor

As a person with disabilities, I am extremely grateful to have a phone thru the Assurance plan. I'd like to point out that, as with any assistance program, there will be frauds and cheats...and it not just the consumers. Here is a link to an article from the Anchorage Daily News last yr re: the phone company encouraging this behavior because it was "guaranteed" money in their pocket from federal subsidies. http://www.adn.com/2011/02/22/1716460/alaska-digitel-owner-pays-16-milli...