ATLANTA—Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Sept. 12-18 as Lifeline/Linkup Week in Georgia. Lifeline provides a monthly credit of up to $10 off your monthly local service telephone bill (AT&T gives a $13.50 monthly credit) while Link-Up assists with paying up to 50 percent of installation costs, not to exceed $30 (AT&T pays 100 percent of installation costs).
“I am pleased that the Governor recognizes the importance of all Georgians staying connected to local resources and emergency services that can improve and possibly save many lives,” said Lauren “Bubba” McDonald Jr., chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission. “Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to our low-income and elderly residents.”
The Commission wants residents to “stay connected” and is reaching out to those who need phone service but can’t afford it,” McDonald added.
“We know there are many consumers who qualify for this credit but who are not participating,” McDonald said. “We want to get the word out about this valuable program.”