Saturday, February 1, 2014
CenturyLink Makes Phone and Internet More Affordable for Low-Income Families
A government program called Lifeline has been offered to low-income families since 1985. The program gives qualifying families discounts on phone and wireless service. The program is available to every low-income family who qualifies. CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, is helping to get the word out on this program so more families can participate in the program.
Based in Monroe, Louisiana, CenturyLink is participating in the program by offering the reduced-price phone service. In addition, the company is offering discounted high-speed Internet service and computer education and technology training at no cost. The classes are being held at more than 100 locations across the U.S.
To participate in the Lifeline program, consumers' income must be at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines, or they must be currently participating in a government assistance program such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Social Security (SSI), or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
For more information, visit www.centurylink.com/Pages/Support/LifeLine/