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Phone and Internet Discounts
Available to CenturyLink Customers
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission
designated CenturyLink as an Eligible
Telecommunications Carrier within its service
area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s
basic local service rates for residential voice lines
are $24.00 per month and business services are
$33.00-$37.00 per month. Specific rates will be
provided upon request.
CenturyLink participates in a government benefit
program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone or
broadband service more affordable to eligible lowincome individuals and families. Eligible customers
are those that meet eligibility standards as defined
by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who
live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify
for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in
certain additional federal eligibility programs. The
Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone
or broadband service per household, which can be
on either a wireline or wireless service. Broadband
speeds must be 18 Mbps download and 2 Mbps
upload or faster to qualify.
A household is defined for the purposes of the
Lifeline program as any individual or group of
individuals who live together at the same address
and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is
not transferable, and only eligible consumers may
enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully
make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline
telephone or broadband service can be punished
by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from
the program.
If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call
1-855-954-6546 or visit
with questions or to request an application for the
Lifeline program.