FCC Designates September 20-24 Lifeline Awareness Week

The Federal Communications Commission is partnering with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) to acknowledge Lifeline Awareness Week, September 20-24, 2021. Lifeline is an FCC program designed to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. The program provides up to a $9.25 monthly discount on qualifying voice and broadband services for eligible low-income subscribers and up to $34.25 per month for subscribers on qualifying Tribal lands. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program is also available to help families and households struggling to afford internet service. Households that qualify for Lifeline also qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. In most cases, they simply need to opt-in with their current Lifeline provider or contact a different participating provider and choose an eligible plan to start receiving the monthly benefit. To learn more about Lifeline support, go here. Consumers can find Emergency Broadband Benefit application information here.

September 20-24 is Lifeline Awareness Week