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Linkup/Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program

If you are a customer of one of the companies listed below, you may be eligible to participate in the Link-Up New Hampshire and Lifeline Telephone Assistance Programs.
Link-Up New Hampshire and Lifeline Telephone Assistance provide assistance to qualifying customers with installation charges and monthly telephone bills. Link-Up New Hampshire reduces the normal installation charges for local telephone service by 50 percent (up to $30.00). This does not apply to any work required to run inside wire or install telephone jacks. Lifeline Telephone Assistance provides a monthly reduction on your residential telephone bill.

Participating Telephone Companies:

Bretton Woods Telephone Company
Dixville Telephone Company
Dunbarton Telephone Company
Granite State Telephone Company
Northland Telephone Company
TDS Telecom (includes Hollis Telephone Company, Kearsage Telephone Company, Merrimack County Telephone Company, and Wilton Telephone Company)
Union Telephone Company
FairPoint Communications

To qualify for Link-Up New Hampshire or the Lifeline Telephone Assistance programs, you must be participating in Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or the National School Lunch Program. Additionally, you may be eligible if your household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. To apply, contact your local telephone company.

Link-Up New Hampshire and the Lifeline Telephone Assistance programs are federally funded programs. More information about both these programs is available through the Federal Communications Commission at