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NEWS RELEASE


11/06/2006 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Expands Online Application for Link-Up Florida and Lifeline


TALLAHASSEE — Customers with 19 different telephone companies are now able to apply for the Lifeline and Link-Up Florida assistance programs electronically through the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) web site.

“Electronic enrollment makes the application process easier and faster for both eligible consumers and organizations assisting in the enrollment effort,” said PSC Chairman Lisa Polak Edgar.

To access the application, consumers should go to www.floridapsc.com and click on “Link-Up and Lifeline” on the right hand side of the page.  Individuals should then click on “Apply On-line” and follow the instructions to submit an application electronically.  Applications are available in English, Spanish, and Creole.  The PSC has implemented a secure Web site with data encryption for these records.

The following service providers are accepting electronic enrollments via the PSC Web site:


• Alltel Wireless
• American Dial Tone
• BellSouth
• Budget Phone, Inc.
• Embarq
• Frontier Communications
• GT Com
• ITS Telecommunications
• Knology, Inc.
• Midwestern Communications

• NEFCOM
• Nextel
• Nexus Communications
• Smart City Telecom
• Sprint PCS
• TDS Telecom
• Verizon
• Vilaire Communications
• Windstream

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