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National Lifeline Association Appoints New Board Members

March 15, 2016

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Life Wireless President William Curry and Kim Lehrman, President of enTouch Wireless to Help Ensure All Americans Have Access to Essential Communications Services

The National Lifeline Association has announced the appointment of two new board members for a three-year term beginning June 2016: Life Wireless President William Curry and Kim Lehrman, President of enTouch Wireless. The national organization supports Lifeline recipients, providers, and supporters through education, cooperation, and advocacy.

“Through their leadership, William and Kim have helped elevate the industry standard for quality of service through the Lifeline Program,” said David B. Dorwart, Chairman of National Lifeline Association. “We are delighted to have them join our board, where they can help us fulfill our vision of ensuring that ‘In America, every person should have access to essential communication services.’”

William and Kim join current board members David B. Dorwart-Chairman, Assist Wireless; David Skogen - Global Communications of America; Steve Klein - SafetyNet Wireless; Jim Dry - New Phone Wireless; and Tom Armstrong - LTS of Rocky Mount.

The National Lifeline Association is the only industry trade group specifically focused on the Lifeline segment of telecommunications. It supports the four essential pieces of Lifeline: ETCs and providers, distributors, Lifeline supporters and participants, and government and regulatory bodies.

The federal Lifeline program was created by Congress in 1985 to ensure that all Americans have access to quality telephone service. The Lifeline program requires that potential subscribers take part in a federal assistance program such as Medicaid or Food Stamps, or earn no more than 135 percent of the federal poverty level, and may not receive service from more than one Lifeline carrier at the same time.