Oregon Lifeline Program

oregon lifeline programHunter Communications is pleased to participate in the Oregon Lifeline Program.  As a local Oregon-based company, we understand how important it is to have access to a reliable high-speed internet connection at a fair price. The Internet has become a base standard for children to receive educational resources, for adults to work from home and submit online applications, and for families to remain connected.

While the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has ended, many consumers may be able to obtain financial assistance through the Oregon Lifeline Program. This is a federal and state government program that provides a monthly discount on high-speed internet service for qualifying low-income Oregon households. Through the Oregon Lifeline Program, qualifying Hunter customers can receive a $19.25 monthly discount on their internet service. 

If you were previously enrolled in the ACP, or if you think you might be eligible for the Oregon Lifeline Program, the steps are simple to get started. Note that being a previous ACP participant does not guarantee your eligibility for the Oregon Lifeline Program. First, ensure you have current high-speed internet access with Hunter Communications. Next, complete the online application for the program with the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (OPUC.) OPUC reviews all applications and has the sole authority to make decisions regarding eligibility for the program. Once approved, you’ll find the discount applied to your Hunter Communications account within 30-60 days. Make sure you review the FAQ information below to have a full understanding of the program’s requirements and how it operates.




Follow these steps to receive $19.25 off your monthly Hunter internet bill!

Step 1

Choose your package and sign up for Hunter internet service.

Step 2

Apply for the Oregon Lifeline Program.

Step 3

Once approved, the Lifeline discount will be applied to your Hunter bill within 30-60 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Oregon Lifeline Program?
The Oregon Lifeline Program is a federal and state government program that provides a monthly discount of $19.25 on high-speed internet service for qualifying low-income Oregon households.

Federal and state regulations limit the Lifeline benefit to one person per household for phone or broadband service.​​​​​​​​

How much of a discount will I receive on my bill?

Oregon Lifeline eligible households can receive a $19.25 per month discount on their internet bill. 


Who is Eligible?
You may qualify for Oregon Lifeline if you are at least 18 years old and​ you, or a member of your household, receives one of the following benefits:

No Documentation Required with Application:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
Documentation Required with Application:
View a listing of the required documentation.​
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans or Survivors Pension Benefit
  • ​Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Tribal ​Head Start (only households that meet the same qualifying standard)
  • Total household income is at or below 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines (view the table below for details) ​​
​Hous​eho​ld​ Size​ Annual Income
​1 ​$20,331
​2 ​$27,594
​3 ​$34,857
​4 ​$42,120
​​5 ​$49,383
​6 ​$56,646
​7 ​$63,909
​8 ​$71,172
For each additional person, add ​$7,263
Do I receive the funds directly each month?

No. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC)  provide the monthly discount on broadband service. Hunter Communications will receive the funds directly, and the discount will show on your internet bill.

When will the discount be applied to my bill?

Once you are approved, it may take up to 30-60 days for the Oregon Lifeline benefit to be applied to your account.

What rules apply when I participate in the program?

​​Discount amounts are subject to change.

Federal and state regulations limit the Lifeline benefit to one person per household for phone or broadband service.​​​​​​​​ If you break or violate the one-per-household rule, you will be de-enrolled from the Oregon Lifeline program. The benefit cannot be transferred.

​You may be required to recertify your ongoing eligibility for Oregon Lifeline each year. You may receive a form from Oregon Lifeline to complete and sign.

You must let the Oregon PUC know within 30 days if:

  • You move.
  • You disconnect you service.
  • You know longer qualify for the Oregon Lifeline benefit.
  • You receive more than one Oregon Lifeline benefit.
  • Another member of your family is receiving the Oregon Lifeline benefit.
Can new and existing customers participate?

Hunter Communications is allowing both new and existing residential customers to participate in this program. Customers with an overdue balance can still participate in the program.

Where can I find more information?

Customers can learn can more by visiting the Oregon Lifeline Program website, email or contacting the numbers below.

  • 800-848-4442
  • TTY — 800-648-3458
  • Fax — 877-567-1977
Videophone: 971-239-5846
What happened to the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The FCC announced the conclusion of the Affordable Connectivity Program in April 2024.  More information can be found at www.fcc.gov/acp.



What else do I need to know?

Our standard terms of service apply in addition to any others communicated to you that are specific to your service plan. 

Get a Discounted Rate* on Hunter Communications' Internet Service by Applying Today

For more information about the Oregon Lifeline Program visit the website or call us at  541-772-9282

*Terms of Service

Promotional offer subject to eligibility for the Oregon Lifeline Program (Lifeline). Lifeline is administered by The FCC and the Oregon PUC. The program provides non-transferable discounts on monthly internet bills for low-income households. An eligible household is limited to one monthly discount.

For more information see our terms of service.

When you opt-in to the Oregon Lifeline benefit, you will also be agreeing to the following:

  • The Oregon Line Program monthly service discount is non-transferrable.
  • An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount.
  • Remaining costs of the internet bill are the responsibility of the customer