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  • It's local - locally owned, operated and supported. It is the only telephone system owned, operated and controlled by Harlan residents.  Local control means quicker response to your questions and better service.

  • One call service for Telephone, Cable TV and High Speed Internet.

  • One bill for Local Telephone, Cable TV and High Speed Internet. Long distance billing is included when you choose HMU as your carrier.

  • More of your money stays right here in Harlan working for you.  This means more expanded telephone, Cable TV and Internet features and upgrades other towns don't have.

  • Free calling features. HMU telephone service gives you the choice of choosing from popular calling features such as Call Waiting and Three Way Calling at no additional monthly charge.

  • HMU telephone customers can receive 120 minutes of free Long Distance per month.

  • Expanded calling area. Heavy users can call surrounding towns with a discounted calling plan.




Lifeline Services

Lifeline is a plan that assists qualified low-income Iowans by providing a monthly reduction of $9.25 on their local telephone bill.

Eligibility requirements:

An applicant must participate in one of the following to be eligible for assistance:

  1. Medicaid (such as Title XIX/Medical, state supplemental assistance)
  2. Supplemental Nutritional Asistance Program (SNAP)
  3. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  4. Federal public housing assistance
  5. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  6. An income below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  7. Temporary assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  8. National free school lunch program (NSL)