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Oregon Lifeline

​The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) manages the Affordable Connectivity Program, formerly known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. Not to be confused with Oregon Lifeline, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible low-income households and up to $75 per month for eligible low-income households on qualifying Tribal lands through participating service providers.  



View a list of service providers in Oregon​ that participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program. 

Please call 877-384-2575 or send an email ​to the Affordable Connectivity Program with your questions or concerns. 

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Oregon Lifeline: Is a federal and state government program that provides a monthly discount on phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households.
  • Receive a discount on your phone bill of up to $15.25 per month;
  • Receive a discount on your broadband bill of up to $19.25 per month; or
  • Receive free cell phone and data service
Tribal Lifeline: Oregon residents on federally-recognized Tribal lands​ may qualify for an additional $25 discount per month.

Tribal Link Up: 
  • Provides qualifying Tribal residents with a one-time discount of up to $100 on the initial installation or activation of wireline or wireless phone service.
  • Allows residents to pay the remaining amount they owe on a deferred schedule, interest free.​
Qualifying Tribal residents may be eligible for Link Up again only after moving to a new primary residence. Not all wireline or wireless phone companies offer Tribal Link Up.

​​Discount amounts are subject to change.

Federal and state regulations limit the Lifeline benefit to one person per household for phone or broadband service.​​​​​​​​

You may qualify for Oregon Lifeline if you are at least 18 years old and​ you, or a member of your household, receives one of the following benefits:

No Documentation Required with Application:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
Documentation Required with Application:
View a listing of the required documentation.​
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans or Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Total household income is at or below 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines* 
  • ​Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Tribal ​Head Start (only households that meet the same qualifying standard)

​Discounted Service Providers

​​Asotin
​North State
​AT&T Mobility*
Oregon Tel. Corp.​
​Beaver Creek
Oregon/Idaho​
CenturyLink
Pea​​k I​​n​​ternet​
​Clear Creek
PTC​
​Colton
Pine Telephone​
​DirectLink
Pioneer​
​Douglas FastNet
Reliance Connects​
​Eagle
Roome Tel. Com.​
​Gervais/DataVision
Scio Mutual​
​Helix
Snake River​ PCS
​Home/TDS
​St. Paul​
​MINET/WVF
SCTC
​Molalla
US Cellular​
​Monitor
Warm Springs​
​Monroe
Ziply Fiber​​
​Nehalem​

*At&T Mobility only offers the Oregon Lifeline discount in select areas. Please use the Zip Code Lookup Tool​ or call 800-377-9450 to find out if AT&T offers the Oregon Lifeline discount where you live.​

Service providers in bold also participate in Tribal Lifeline.


​​​Free Cellular Service Providers

  • Access Wireless



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Determine the best option for you & apply

Oregon Lifeline offers free service or discounted service. View each application for a list of Oregon Lifeline service providers. View each page to determine which option you want and submit your application.





Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Lifeline

We are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Call:
 
  • 800-848-4442 or 503-373-7171
  • TTY - 800-648-3458 or 503-378-6962
  • Fax: 877-567-1977 or 503-378-6047
 
Videophone: 971-239-5845