Low-Income Telephone or Broadband Internet Access Service
Laurens Municipal Power & Communications provides basic and enhanced telecommunication services within its service area. Qualifying services are offered at the following rates:
- Residential Phone Line $10.00/month
- Commercial Phone Line $25.00/month
- Broadband Service (30/3Mbps) $65.00/month
The Voice Services offered include voice grade access to the public switched network or its functional equivalent, minutes of use for local service provided at no additional charge, access to emergency services provided by local government or other public safety organizations and toll limitation to qualifying low-income consumers.
Lifeline is a federal program that assists qualified low-income Iowans by providing a monthly reduction up to $9.25 (dependent on selected service). Telecommunication Services available are residential voice or Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) of at least 20 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.
If your income is less than 135% of the Federal Poverty Level or if you or a member of your family receives benefits from one of the qualifying benefit programs, you may be eligible for Lifeline.
Qualifying Programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), and Veterans Pension or Survivors Benefit Program.
HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be approved by the National Verifier. To apply go to www.checklifeline.org or complete a paper application found at www.lifelinesupport.org and gather copies of your eligibility information to mail to London, KY or contact Laurens Municipal Power & Communications for assistance.
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO QUALIFY
The National Verifier will attempt to verify information electronically, if unable to do so the National Verifier could request copies of your tax return or a copy of an official document from one of the qualifying programs identified above. Visit www.lifelinsupport.org to see the full list of accepted documents.
The qualifying services described above are offered to all consumers in the Laurens Municipal Power & Communications service area. If you have any questions regarding telecommunication services, please stop by our office at 272 N Third Street, Laurens, Iowa 50554 or give us a call at (712)841-4610.