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Low-income Oregonians can get phone, Net discounts


The Oregon Public Utility Commission is promoting National Lifeline Awareness Week Sept. 10-14. Oregon Lifeline, a federal and state government program, provides a discount of up to $12.75 on monthly phone or high-speed internet service from select companies for qualifying low-income households.

“Access to local emergency services, jobs, healthcare, education, and other resources is vital for our residents,” said Megan Decker, PUC Chair. “We encourage eligible Oregonians to apply.”

Oregonians receiving benefits from select assistance programs such as Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may qualify for Oregon Lifeline.

For additional information about the Oregon Lifeline program, call 1-800-848-4442, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit

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