iPass, Telrite partner on Wi-Fi access to Lifeline Program subscribers

iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) and Telrite Corporation have partnered to bring unlimited Wi-Fi access to qualifying subscribers of the Lifeline program, the company said.

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.

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.

iPass provides global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device.

Providing communications services since 2000, the founders of Telrite Corporation bring over 25 years of experience in telecommunications network technology.