LIFELINE DISCOUNT

Lifeline service is intended to assist in making telephone service affordable for all residential customers. In order to be eligible for the discount, the applicant must set income criteria. In New York State, individuals must be income eligible to receive assistance through one of the following programs:

  • Medicaid

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance

  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  • Veterans Disability Pension

  • Veterans Surviving Spouse Pension

 

To apply for the Lifeline Discount, please first go through the authorization process at the following link:

National Verifier Application Site

After you receive a qualified authorization code from National Verifier, please print, fill out, and email or mail MTC the below Lifeline Application.

Email: mtc@catskill.net

Mailing Address: PO Box 260, Margaretville, NY 12455

If you have any further questions on the Lifeline Discount, please contact the MTC Business Office at

845-586-3311.

* Interactive application must be downloaded and saved to your computer first before filling it out.

 

* Save completed application and email to mtc@catskill.net

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

As we all continue to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently approved a program named the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). This program is a $3.2 billion federally funded broadband initiative designed to help low-income, financially impacted homes get or stay connected as a relief in part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) is applying as a qualified broadband provider for a portion of these funds to help our community members in need. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service.

    • Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household.

The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

 

To understand the program and to go through a pre-qualification process please go to the following link:

USAC EBBP Qualifications

If you feel you qualify for the EBBP Discount, please go through the authorization process at the following link:

USAC EBBP Application Process

After you receive a qualified authorization code from National Verifier, please print, fill out, and email or mail MTC the below EBBP Application.

Email: mtc@catskill.net

Mailing Address: PO Box 260, Margaretville, NY 12455

If you have any further questions on the EBBP Discount, please contact the MTC Business Office at

845-586-3311.

* Interactive application must be downloaded and saved to your computer first before filling it out.

 

* Save completed application and email to mtc@catskill.net