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Tribal Lifeline Awareness

Once again, Great Plains Communications is helping raise awareness about one of the Universal Service Funds’ varied programs to help provide affordable telecommunications services to Americans. This time it is the Tribal Lifeline Program, which provides discounted telephone services for those living on Tribal lands.

Those who live on Tribal lands are eligible to receive many additional benefits through the FCC’s Lifeline Program. According to the FCC website, eligible telephone subscribers on Tribal lands may receive basic local phone service for as little as $1 a month. Link-Up provides eligible consumers with a one-time initial hook-up discount of up to %50.

Eligible subscribers include those who have participated in:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start (those meeting income-qualifying standard)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Federal Housing Assistance

We know how important having a landline can be for the safety and convenience of your family, particularly in rural Nebraska. Further eligibility information about the Tribal Lifeline Program can be found at http://transition.fcc.gov/indians/financialassistance.html. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 for more information.

Tribal Lifeline Awareness

Once again, Great Plains Communications is helping raise awareness about one of the Universal Service Funds’ varied programs to help provide affordable telecommunications services to Americans. This time it is the Tribal Lifeline Program, which provides discounted telephone services for those living on Tribal lands.

Those who live on Tribal lands are eligible to receive many additional benefits through the FCC’s Lifeline Program. According to the FCC website, eligible telephone subscribers on Tribal lands may receive basic local phone service for as little as $1 a month. Link-Up provides eligible consumers with a one-time initial hook-up discount of up to %50.

Eligible subscribers include those who have participated in:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • National School Lunch Programs Free Lunch Program
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start (those meeting income-qualifying standard)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Federal Housing Assistance
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

We know how important having a landline can be for the safety and convenience of your family, particularly in rural Nebraska. Further eligibility information about the Tribal Lifeline Program can be found athttp://transition.fcc.gov/indians/financialassistance.html. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 for more information.

Tribal Lifeline Awareness

Once again, Great Plains Communications is helping raise awareness about one of the Universal Service Funds’ varied programs to help provide affordable telecommunications services to Americans. This time it is the Tribal Lifeline Program, which provides discounted telephone services for those living on Tribal lands.

Those who live on Tribal lands are eligible to receive many additional benefits through the FCC’s Lifeline Program. According to the FCC website, eligible telephone subscribers on Tribal lands may receive basic local phone service for as little as $1 a month. Link-Up provides eligible consumers with a one-time initial hook-up discount of up to %50.

Eligible subscribers include those who have participated in:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • National School Lunch Programs Free Lunch Program
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start (those meeting income-qualifying standard)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Federal Housing Assistance
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

We know how important having a landline can be for the safety and convenience of your family, particularly in rural Nebraska. Further eligibility information about the Tribal Lifeline Program can be found at http://transition.fcc.gov/indians/financialassistance.html. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 for more information.

Tribal Lifeline Awareness

Once again, Great Plains Communications is helping raise awareness about one of the Universal Service Funds’ varied programs to help provide affordable telecommunications services to Americans. This time it is the Tribal Lifeline Program, which provides discounted telephone services for those living on Tribal lands.

Those who live on Tribal lands are eligible to receive many additional benefits through the FCC’s Lifeline Program. According to the FCC website, eligible telephone subscribers on Tribal lands may receive basic local phone service for as little as $1 a month. Link-Up provides eligible consumers with a one-time initial hook-up discount of up to %50.

Eligible subscribers include those who have participated in:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • National School Lunch Programs Free Lunch Program
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start (those meeting income-qualifying standard)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Federal Housing Assistance
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

We know how important having a landline can be for the safety and convenience of your family, particularly in rural Nebraska. Further eligibility information about the Tribal Lifeline Program can be found at http://transition.fcc.gov/indians/financialassistance.html. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 for more information.

Link-Up with the Lifeline Program

Did you know that you may be able to get help paying for your landline phone?  The Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program can help to significantly reduce the costs of your monthly bill.

If you participate in any of the following government programs: Medicaid, Food Stamps, Federal Housing Assistance, Low Income Energy Assistance, or Food Stamps, then you may qualify.  Those who are on a fixed income may also qualify even if they live in a nursing home or other cooperative arrangement.

Those who live on Tribal lands are eligible to receive many additional benefits through the FCC’s Lifeline including, but not limited to, landline telephone assistance. Eligible residents of Tribal land include those who participate in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF), or Head Start (those meeting its income qualifying standard). You can find more information on the Tribal Lifeline Program at http://transition.fcc.gov/indians/financialassistance.html.

Eligible telephone lines can receive service for as little as $1 per month.  Link-Up, a program to help with set-up fees, provides customers with additional discounts.  With a maximum $30 discount, users could save up to 50% on their first bill.  For example, a $70 installation fee would cost an eligible subscriber $40.

Those who live in a Great Plains Communications’ service area may also call us at 1-855-853-1483 for further information.

FCC Raising Awareness About Tribal Lifeline Support

Once again, we are helping to raise awareness about one of the Universal Service Funds’ varied programs to help provide affordable telecommunications services to Americans.  This time it is the Tribal Lifeline Program, which provides discounted telephone services for those living on Tribal lands.

Those who live on Tribal lands are eligible to receive many additional benefits through the FCC’s Lifeline Program.  According to the FCC website, eligible telephone subscribers on Tribal lands may receive basic local phone service for as little as $1 a month.  Link-Up provides eligible consumers with a one-time initial hook-up discount. The discount is up to 50% the first $60 of your bill. The maximum discount is $30. For example, a $70 installation fee would cost an eligible subscriber $40.

Eligible residents of Tribal land include those who participate in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF), or Head Start (those meeting its income qualifying standard).

Further eligibility information about the Tribal Lifeline Program can be found at http://transition.fcc.gov/indians/financialassistance.html. Those who live in a Great Plains Communications’ service area may also call us at 1-888-343-8014 for further information.

For those who are looking for assistance with their telephone bills who do not live on Tribal lands may still find help by applying for the Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP). It can provide up to a $12.75 reduction in your monthly phone bill through a monthly credit and help subsidize installation fees.  If you participate in programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Housing Assistance or the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, you may qualify. Senior citizens on a fixed budget may be eligible as well.  Forms for the program can be found at the Nebraska Public Service Commission website.

We know how important having a landline can be for the safety and convenience of your family, particularly in rural Nebraska.  If you have any questions about these programs, we encourage you to call our Customer Response Center to get more information.