Cherokee Communications

Lifeline broadband benefit

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet to qualified households based on income eligibility and/or participation in other eligible assistance programs. Beginning 2022, Lifeline benefit applies to broadband internet only.

The information on this page applies to most Lifeline customers in our service area. For details, or for assistance, call our team and ask about Lifeline benefits for your household.

1-844-4CHEROKEE or 1-580-434-5375.

Step 1 – How to qualify and apply

To begin, you’ll need to qualify and apply for Lifeline.

  1. See if you qualify at
  2. Apply for Lifeline at
  3. Once approved for Lifeline, move on to step 2.

Step 2 – Consent

The name you use on official documents, like your Social Security Card or State ID. Not a nickname.
The address where you will get service. Do not use a P.O. Box.

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