What is Lifeline?
Lifeline is the FCC's program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service, broadband Internet service, or bundled voice-broadband packages.
How does Lifeline work?
Lifeline provides up to a $9.25 monthly discount on service for eligible low-income subscribers and up to $34.25 per month for those on Tribal lands. Subscribers may receive a Lifeline discount on your broadband Internet service and broadband/voice bundles.
What if I'm Approved?
If you are approved for the Lifeline program, the FCC will send you an award letter. In order to receive your Lifeline discount, you will need to call our Support Staff at (218) 878-7337, and submit a copy of your award letter for our records. This is very important, and you will not receive your Lifeline discount until we receive a copy of your award letter.
Key rules include the following:
FCC Lifeline Consumer Guide page - The official FCC Lifelife page with information on every aspect of the Lifeline program.
Do I Qualify? - Handy information from lifelinesupport.org about qualifiying to the Lifeline program.
How Do I Apply? - Information from lifelinesupport.org about how to apply for the Lifeline program.
Potential Lifeline applicants may contact Velvet Linden at (218) 878-8053 for assistance with your application.