What is the Lifeline program?

Arapahoe Telephone Company and ATC Communications support the Lifeline program for qualifying low-income customers.  Eligible households may receive a discount on their qualifying telephone or broadband service through the Lifeline program.

Eligible households participate in at least one of the following programs or have a child/dependent who participates in one of these programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Section 8
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)

Lifeline offers the following federal “recurring monthly” credits, totaling $5.25 for voice-only services, or $9.25 for voice bundled with Internet. *  An additional credit of $3.50 may be available to qualifying phone customers through the state Lifeline program called NTAP (Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program).

  • The credit amount will not exceed the total Subscriber Line Charge and Residential Local Exchange rate.

*Credit amount subject to change.  Additional charges apply for all toll calls in each plan.

For more information about the Federal Lifeline Program, please visit:


To apply visit:  


For more information about the Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP), please visit: