The FCC, meanwhile, announced in July that comprehensive reforms to the program had saved nearly million and were on track to save 0 million in 2012.The reforms included eliminating unnecessary subsidies, cutting off duplicative subscriptions and requiring better proof of eligibility.
To that end, the percentage of low-income households with phone service has increased from 80 percent in 1985 when the program began to nearly 92 percent in 2011.
A message seeking comment from White House officials on the federal program was not returned Friday.
Some attempt to dispel the program’s connection to the president, such as freegovernmentcellphones.net, while others, including obamaphone.net, embrace it.
“The free Obama phone is an important program, especially for low income families that would otherwise not have access to basic communications,” the homepage of reads.
If the ACO is impressed, Panoz hopes to get a spot on the race grid under the Garage 56 slot, which is reserved for experimental cars.