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However, under the new proposal, Lifeline rates could go up every time regular basic phone rates rise. Lifeline customers and advocates asked the PUC to keep the rates fixed.
"I have a hard enough time now with the $6. If that doubled, I mean I would have to cut out a meal," says Stephen Tennis, a Lifeline customer.
The PUC put off a decision on Thursday, but it will take up the lifeline proposal in July or August. 7 On Your Side will be keeping an eye on this.
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