Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to low-income and elderly residents. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission wants residents to “stay connected” and is reaching out to those who need voice and broadband service but can’t afford it.
The Lifeline Program offers discounts to help residents access voice or broadband services. It helps low-income consumers connect to the nation’s communications networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family and call for help in an emergency.
Under the federal Lifeline program, customers who participate in certain public assistance and veterans’ pension programs, or qualify based on income, can receive a discount of at least $9.25 per month off their monthly bill for phone, broadband or bundled phone and broadband service.
For more information, visit www.lifelinesupport.org.