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BMTC provides a federal assistance program for low-income citizens.  The Lifeline program provides reduced monthly charges to telephone or broadband customers who qualify. To be eligible, subscribers must have a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or must participate in at least one of the following public assistance programs listed below.  In addition to income qualifications or program participation, broadband customers must subscribe to speeds at/or above 20mpbs/3mpbs



                                             Food Stamps                            

                                             Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

      Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

                                              Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Benefit


Lifeline provides eligible subscribers with a credit of $7.25 each month on the basic service portion or $9.25 on their broadband charges with speeds at/or above 20mpbs/3mpbs .  The credit applies on the main home telephone line or broadband service listed in the name of the eligible telephone company subscriber.  Lifeline subscribers also may recieve blocking of long distance calling on their telephone line at no charge.


If you meet the eligibility requirements, you must completely fill out and sign an application form.  You must provide proof of program participation or income eligibility.  Acceptable forms of documentation include:

> Prior year tax return

> Paycheck stubs (must be 3 consecutive months within current calendar year)

> Social Security Statement of Benefits

> Veterans Administration Statement of Benefits

> Retirement/Pension Statement of Benefits

> Unemployment/Workman's Compensation Statement of Benefits

> Divorce Decree, child support, or other official document


If you feel you qualify for this program or would like more information

please call us at 763-2500 or stop in our Main Office





To contact Beresford Municipal Telephone, please call, fax, e-mail, or stop by our office:

120 E. Main Street

Beresford, SD  57004

Phone: 605/763-2500 or 605/763-2008

Fax: 605/763-7112