IURC Recognizes Lifeline Awareness Week
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), have designated September 10-14, 2018, as National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week. During Lifeline Awareness Week, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (Commission) recognizes the importance of Lifeline access in Hoosier communities, and recommends that anyone having trouble paying their phone or broadband bills reach out to their telephone service provider to see if they’re qualified for discounted voice or broadband services.
The Lifeline program allows low-income consumers who participate in certain public assistance and veterans’ pension programs, or qualify based on income, to receive a discount of at least $9.25 per month off of their monthly bill for phone, broadband, or bundled phone and broadband service. Individuals can find more information on program eligibility and rules by contacting local telecommunications providers.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission