The Federal Communications Commission is ending a program that subsidizes the cost of telephone service for low-income people.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission announced this week that the Link-Up program, which provided subsidies up to $30 for the initial cost of phone service, will end April 2.
However, the Lifeline program in the state will continue. It provides up to $12.75 monthly for state households to have a single landline or wireless telephone, according to the PSC. To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, visit Psc.ky.gov/agencies/psc/consumer/lifeline.pdf.
The FCC's changes are being made as the organization shifts its focus of low-income programs from voice telephone service to broadband access.