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Some New Mexicans may have been dropped by mistake from a federal program that aims to help people pay their phone bills.

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Among Americans who make less than $30,000 a year, about half of them have high-speed Internet at home, but a program might help narrow the digital divide.

The program is called Lifeline, and right now it allows people with lower incomes to have cheap—or sometimes free—phone service.