Lifeline Assistance Program
In order to increase the availability of telecommunication and broadband services to all consumers in its ILEC serving area, Geetingsville Telephone Co., Inc. offers a low income assistance program: Lifeline Assistance. Any subscriber who meets the low income eligibility criteria and lives within the Geetingsville Telephone Company's ILEC service area is eligible for participation in this program. This program provides a flat rate discount of $5.25 monthly discount for voice-only or $9.25 monthly discount for broadband service that meets the minimum service standard of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up.
To participate in the program, consumers must have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines or participate in a qualifying state, federal, or Tribal assistance program:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplementary Security Income (SSI)
- Federal public housing assistance or Section 8 (a Federal Housing Assistance program administered by the Department of Urban Development)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Programs
- Tribal-specific program: Head Start (if income eligibilty criteria are met)
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TTANF)
All lifeline customers must re-certify their eligibility each year. For information on service assistance eligibility, and application procedures, please contact our office at, 765-258-3111. Visit FCC website for more information.