Lifeline is a program that provides a discount on phone or broadband internet service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities connected services bring, like the availability to connect to jobs, family and emergency personnel. To learn more, visit the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline resource here or the Universal Service Administrative Company Lifeline resource here.
You may qualify if you live in any of the following towns:
In Northeast Arkansas:
Dyess, Etowah, Keiser, Lepanto, Marked Tree, Oak Acres, Payneway or Tyronza
In North Central Arkansas:
Alpena, Compton, Deer, Everton (only for households with 870-429 phone numbers), Osage, Jasper, Mt. Judea, Lurton, Ponca, St. Joe or Western Grove
In West Tennessee:
Atoka, Bolton, Braden, Dancyville, Drummonds, Keeling, Longtown, Lucy, Mason, Millington, Munford, Naval Base, Rosemark, Shelby Forest or Stanton
AND you receive assistance from one of the following entities.
To get started, you must complete a worksheet and application and mail it to the address on the form. DO NOT mail the application to Ritter Communications. The application must be mailed to the Lifeline administrator. Click below to download the appropriate paperwork. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact one of our Customer Care Representatives at one of our convenient locations or by calling us at 888.336.4466.
* To apply the lifeline discount to broadband internet, a customer must reside in a DSL area.