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09/09/2010 Contact: 850-413-6482

Lifeline Awareness Week To Kick Off in Apalachicola


TALLAHASSEE — Joining public utility commissions across the nation, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will kick off “2010 National Lifeline Awareness Week” on Monday, September 13, in Apalachicola, to promote telephone assistance programs.

PSC Commissioner Lisa Polak Edgar, the Honorable Van W. Johnson, Sr., Mayor of Apalachicola, and Public Counsel J.R. Kelly will be in attendance.  Telephone company representatives will be available to sign up eligible residents, and refreshments will be served.  Local officials are also expected to attend.

The PSC continues to spread the word and increase participation in the Link-Up Florida and Lifeline Assistance programs making telephone service affordable for Florida’s low-income consumers to help them stay connected to neighbors, friends, family, and to beneficial community services.

The event will be held at the following time and location:

Monday, September 13, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Apalachicola Community Center
1 Bay Avenue
Apalachicola, Florida

The Federal Communications Commission, the National Association of Regulated Utility Commissioners, and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates are supporting this year’s “National Lifeline Awareness Week,” September 13-19.  Other Florida events are scheduled during the week.  For more information, visit www.floridapsc.com, www.lifeline.gov, and www.naruc.org.



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