Lifeline is a government program that offers qualified low-income households a
discount on basic local telephone service and internet. Through this government
program you could save up to $11.75 a month. The federal discount on internet
service is $9.25. The federal discount on voice only service is $5.25. The state
discount on internet or voice only service is $2.50. This program can cover basic
local telephone/internet service charges, plus the subscriber line charge.
Eligibility / Restrictions
Lifeline can only be used for the primary telephone line and internet in a household. You may purchase additional services available to a non-Lifeline customer. You must establish phone or internet service prior to applying for the Lifeline discount. The name on the phone bill must match the name of the household member participating on the eligible program.
How do I apply?
To apply for Lifeline, please visit www.checklifeline.org and follow the application instructions. You can also download the application form here, or you can pick up an application at the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company office.