Atlanta, Georgia — November 29, 2016 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, and Telrite Corporation, through its Lifeline supported wireless service, Life Wireless™, today announced a partnership to bring unlimited Wi-Fi access to qualifying subscribers of the Lifeline program. The partnership will help provide Lifeline program subscribers with a secure, fast connection on their mobile devices.
Beginning on December 1, 2016, Lifeline program subscribers will receive access to the iPass global Wi-Fi service. Once activated, the service will provide each subscriber with access to the world’s largest Wi-Fi network.
“Being connected is absolutely integral to engaging in today’s world,” said Patricia Hume, the chief commercial officer of iPass. “So we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Telrite, whose Life Wireless service gives more than one million Americans access to essential communications services. Life Wireless’ growing subscriber base is testament to a high commitment to service, in support of a truly noble mission. We are honored to be partners.”
“For the individuals and families we serve through the Lifeline program, Wi-Fi access, courtesy of iPass, is absolutely invaluable,” said Brian Lisle, the president of Telrite Corporation. “This partnership represents our continued dedication to ensuring that the subscribers we serve continue to have access to doctors, families, employers and emergency services – as well as access to education resources to help bridge the ‘Homework Gap’ for students at home – so that they can compete on a level playing field.”
Since 1985, the Lifeline program has helped low-income families obtain the phone service they need to stay connected to loved ones, make medical appointments, contact potential employers, and call 911 in an emergency. To be eligible for the Lifeline program, customers must meet certain income requirements or take part in a federal assistance program, such as Medicaid or Food Stamps. Customers may not receive service from more than one Lifeline carrier at the same time.