FCC Commissioner Clyburn touts Lifeline program

In an FCC blog post on September 8, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn reminded Americans that they have a federal program that ensures that phone service isn’t just for those with adequate incomes.

“Since 1985, Lifeline has offered a discount on phone service to low-income consumers so that everyone can have access to the jobs, opportunities and security that a home phone provides,” she wrote.

Clyburn also noted that this is Lifeline Awareness Week, and “Together with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates... we have posted on our web site important information about program benefits and the rules for companies and consumers alike.

If you know someone who needs, but can’t afford, basic phone service, let them know about the Lifeline program.

Spreading the Good Word about Lifeline (Clyburn, FCC blog, Sep. 8, 2014)

Affordable Telephone Service for Income-Eligible Consumers, FAQs (FCC website)