Program that provides telephone service to low-income households sees 47 percent jump in past year

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A Florida program that helps low-income residents afford telephone service saw a big jump in participation in 2010 — possibly because of the continued slow economy and possibly because of a successful state outreach campaign, reports Bruce Ritchie of the Florida Current.

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