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PUC PROMOTES NATIONAL LIFELINE AWARENESS WEEK

 

Media Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 Contact: Kandi Young, Public Information Officer
 Date: September 7, 2017
 (503) 373-1571
 (503) 551-5290 cell phone
 
 
PUC PROMOTES NATIONAL LIFELINE AWARENESS WEEK
Low-income Oregonians may qualify for free or discounted phone service
 
SALEM, Ore. The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is promoting National Lifeline Awareness Week September 11-17, 2017, and encouraging low-income residents to apply for free or discounted phone service through the Oregon Lifeline program.
 
Oregon Lifeline is a federal and state government program, managed by the PUC, providing free phone or broadband service through select providers or a discount of up to $12.75 per month on phone service or up to $9.25 on broadband service for qualifying low-income households.
 
We want to ensure all eligible households in Oregon benefit from monthly savings on their phone or broadband bills,” said Lisa Hardie, PUC Chair. Keeping all Oregonians connected to their family, jobs, and various healthcare and emergency services is vital.  Fortunately, the Oregon Lifeline program provides this connection for qualifying low-income households.”
 
For additional information about the Oregon Lifeline program, to determine eligibility, or to apply, call 1-800-848-4442 or visit www.rspf.org.
 
The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulates customer rates and services of the state’s investor- owned electric, natural gas and telephone utilities, as well as select water companies. The PUC mission is to ensure Oregon utility customers have access to safe, reliable, and high quality utility services at just and reasonable rates, which is accomplished thorough analysis and independent decision-making conducted in an open and fair process.
 
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