Hardy Telecommunications participates in the federal Link-Up America and Lifeline Assistance programs which are available to qualifying low-income subscribers. Lifeline Assistance enables eligible low-income subscribers to receive flat-rate support of $9.25 per line for telephone or bundled telephone/broadband service. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Each state has its own guidelines to qualify. The application and qualification process differs by state and sometimes by individual phone company.