FCC wants to reach out and touch 25 million low income folks who need phone service discounts

“There are 5 million people in a America, who still do not have a phone,” explained Lauren H. Kravetz, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Federal Communications Commission. Kravetz also notes that only 32 percent of 25 million low income consumers who qualify actually apply for phone service discounts.


Sacramento, CA -NARUC, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates are designating September 13-19 -the first week after Labor Day -as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.”

Spread the word and increase participation in the Lifeline and Link-Up telephone assistance programs! Help us connect neighbors, friends, and family to each other and emergency services. Click here for more information Click here for more information

Kravetz was in Sacramento to present the national education campaign Lifeline Awareness Week to the National Assn. Regulatory Utility Commissioners. PERI Software Solutions Inc. was also a speaker spotlighted who talk about smart grid technology as the wave of the future and its cost effectiveness allowing consumers to have more control of the energy consumption from learning how much their microwave, oven and refrigerator uses to what appliances might need replacing with more energy efficient ones.


Founded in 1999, PERI is a global business solutions company, which has grown to more than 700 plus employees and delivers high value-cost effective technology based business solutions. PERI draws on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, business processes, application development along with smart-intelligent hardware and software products. PERI blends strategic design, proven technology, and timely delivery of solutions that maximize customers return on IT investment.


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