Lifeline Funding Available

All of our internet and phone customers should have received a letter the first of this month, informing them of the Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a federal program that provides discounts to eligible low-income consumers to help them establish and maintain telecommunication service. This assistance lowers the cost of basic, monthly local telephone service and/or broadband service. Eligible consumers can receive up to $9.25 per month in discounts.  In addition, the Federal Universal Service Charge is not assessed to consumers participating in Lifeline.

Customers are eligible if they, one of their dependents, or their household participate in one of the following programs:

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), f/k/a Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension

In addition, consumers are eligible if their household income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.

To apply for this low-income assistance, please contact TrioTel Communications, Inc. at 605-425-2238, email or stop by our office at 330 S. Nebraska St., in Salem, SD.

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