Lifeline Program

The Federal Communications Commission and the Kansas Corporation Commission have established a program to make telephone service more affordable to eligible customers.
Lifeline is a plan that assists qualified low-income customers by providing a monthly credit on your telephone or broadband bill.
Lifeline is a federal program that offers a monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers.

You can get Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state.

You can get Lifeline if you (or someone in your household) participates in one of these federal assistance programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

Click here to get started online.

Paper applications are available here.

Gorham Telephone Company
100 Market Street
P.O. Box 235
Gorham, KS 67640

Office Hours
M-F 9am - 5pm 
Closed Noon

Phone: 785-637-5300
Fax: 785-637-5590
Email: gtc@gorhamtel.com