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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2020
Kate Flavin


Lifeline Awareness Week, September 14-18, 2020

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) and KAC would like to share with you, our Kansas Counties, materials for you to use to help promote Lifeline Awareness Week, September 14-18, 2020 within your county! The Lifeline program connects eligible low-income families and individuals to the services they need to live, learn, and participate fully in your communities.

Low income and recently unemployed Kansans may qualify for phone service discounts of up to $17.02 per month with the Lifeline program. Currently more than 10 million low-income Americans, including 35,000 Kansans, are benefiting from Lifeline discounts on home and wireless phones as well as broadband.

At a time when many Americans may be unemployed or facing other circumstances that make them eligible for the program for the first time, the Kansas Corporation Commission is joining utility regulators nationwide in increasing awareness of the Lifeline program.

Under the federal Lifeline Program, those who qualify can receive up to $9.25 per month off their monthly bill. Participants may also be eligible for an additional $7.77 monthly discount through the Kansas program. Fifty-two telecommunication companies offer Lifeline services in the state.

KCC has provided the attached updated flyers (English/Spanish) to help you promote the Lifeline program to your county residents. There is also a meme attached that you may use in your promotional efforts. If you have questions or need more information, there are additional details on the telecommunications page of KCC’s website at:

For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Berry, whose contact information is shown below.

Thank you for helping to promote this vital program during Lifeline Awareness Week, September 14-18, 2020 within your Kansas county!


Linda L. Berry


Public Affairs and Consumer Protection
Kansas Corporation Commission
1500 SW Arrowhead Road  |  Topeka, KS  |  66604-4027
Phone (785) 271-3269  |  Fax (785) 271-3111  |