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Dec. 7, 2022

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Federal program helps with phone, internet bills


OLYMPIA — If you are struggling to pay for your phone or internet, a federal telecommunications discount program can help you stay connected, a news release from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission says.

The federal Lifeline program offers eligible low-income participants a $9.25 monthly discount on broadband, up to $5.25 off telephone, and an additional $25 per month off for residents on tribal lands. Benefits are limited to one per household, according to the release.

Customers already eligible for certain public assistance programs, such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are eligible for Lifeline discounts.