Assistance Programs
Need help with your phone bill or getting broadband?

Learn about the following assistance programs


Lifeline Across America

Do You Know About FCC’s Lifeline and Link Up Telephone Discount?

Are you struggling to pay for your phone bills? Do you need a phone line, but cannot afford it?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a program called “Lifeline Across America” that provides discounts to low-income consumers for telephone installation and monthly bills. “Lifeline Assistance” will help qualified customers who already have telephone service save a significant amount of money on their monthly phone bills, while “Link-Up” helps eligible customers receive a generous discount on the installation of telephone service in their homes.

In order to find out whether you are eligible for Lifeline and Link-Up, visit www.lifeline.gov.

FCC Offers New Consumer Help Center

Visit www.fcc.gov/consumers to:

  • Read about consumer issues
  • Get practical advice for avoiding problems
  • File a complaint Comment on the FCC’s rulemaking
  • Read what FCC experts are saying on their consumer blogs

Project Endeavor

Project Endeavor is helping to bring internet services to America's deaf and hard of hearing community. Project Endeavor’s goal is to provision broadband services, connecting low-income deaf and hard of hearing individuals to cable/internet service and technical assistance. Project Endeavor is also offering signed and captioned training videos and information that can help people learn how to use the internet.

Project Endeavor has established an information resource center on its website at www.projectendeavor.com. Or, find out more about Project Endeavor by
visiting www.c-s-d.org.

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