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09/13/2010 Contact: 850-413-6482

Lifeline Awareness Week in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) will join telecommunications companies in hosting two information sessions for local residents to learn about Link-Up Florida and Lifeline Assistance discount telephone programs.  Both events are on Wednesday, September 15 in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach.

The west Florida events are two of several gatherings across the state to observe “National Lifeline Awareness Week,” September 13-19, which aims to raise awareness and increase participation in the discounted telephone programs.  Representatives will be available to sign up qualified residents for the programs.

Residents will learn how to save money on telephone bills, how to qualify for a free cell phone with monthly minutes, how to obtain a phone for the deaf and hard of hearing, and what services are offered for the vision impaired.

The events will be held at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
10 a.m. CST
Workforce Escarosa
3670-A North “L” Street
Pensacola, Florida

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2 p.m. CST
Fort Walton Beach Jobs Plus
409 NE Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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