Lifeline subscribers increase

The Georgia Public Service Commission reports a 34 percent increase in the number of telephone subscribers to the Lifeline/Link-Up Georgia Program over the last 12-month period.

As of June 30, there were 99,665 Lifeline/Link-Up subscribers. This is the biggest increase these programs have experienced since inception more than 15 years ago.

Lifeline provides a monthly credit of up to $10 off your monthly local servicer telephone bill while Link-Up assists with paying up to 50 percent of installation costs not to exceed $30.

In order to qualify for the these programs, you must be a participant in one of the following programs: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Food Stamps, SSI, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

To find out more, contact your telephone service provider.