© 2022 KLCC

136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Oregon's Willamette Valley seen from Eugene
NPR for Oregonians
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Oregon Lifeline Program Extends Telecomm Discount

Neranjana Manoharan

A discount for phone or high-speed internet service has been extended for qualifying Oregonians.

The Oregon Public Utility Commission says originally set to expire December 30th, the discount now lasts until June 30th.

The commission got $3.5 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund money for its Oregon Lifeline Program. Meant to offset hardships incurred by the pandemic, recipients receive a $12 per month discount.

Oregonians need to be on public assistance programs such as SNAP or Medicaid to qualify, or if their household income is at -or below- 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

For additional information about the Oregon Lifeline program or to request an application, call 800-848-4442, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., email puc.rspf@state.or.us or visit www.lifeline.oregon.gov.

Copyright 2021, KLCC.

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
Related Content