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PUC provides more funds for low-income families

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Oregon Public Utility Commission was allocated $3.5 million for the Oregon Lifeline Program to temporarily increase the discount on telephone or high-speed internet service for low-income households.

The funds are a portion of the $247 million in federal coronavirus relief allocated to the state and its small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Oregon Lifeline, a federal and state program, typically provides a discount up to $12.75 per month on telephone or high-speed internet with participating companies. The additional funding provides discounts up to $21.25 for six months starting July 1.

It’s expected to provide some relief for up to 8,000 more low-income households.

For more information or to request an application, call 800-848-4442 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email

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