Residential Basic Telephone


Milaca Local Link offers residential service that allows you to communicate efficiently and cost effectively.  Keep your “lifeline” at home for emergency situations. When there’s an emergency you shouldn’t have to worry about battery life, dropped calls, finding your cell phone or remembering  your exact address.  Don’t risk not having a phone when you need it most.

Call us today at 320-982-1000 or download our application here.


  • Local Phone Service
  • Calling Features
  • Long Distance
  • 800 Number Services
  • Enhanced Wire Maintenance


  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID Name & Number
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • Distinctive Ring

Long Distance

  • 14 cents per minute
  • No Monthly Fee
  • Benton Cooperative Telephone
  • 11 cents per minute
  • $1.95 Monthly Fee
  • Benton Cooperative Telephone

If You’re Having Trouble Paying Your bill:

You may be eligible for assistance. Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) offers a monthly credit on your landline telephone service.

Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) and Federal Lifeline offer monthly discounts on landline telephone and broadband internet service.

Who Is Eligible?

There are income guidelines for the programs. Your income must be at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. If you are enrolled in Lifeline, you qualify for TAP. You qualify if you are in one of these qualifying programs; Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SNAP or food stamps, SSI, Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Benefit. Telephone service must be in your name to qualify for the credit. There are additional qualifying programs for people who live on a reservation. 

If you are enrolled in Medicaid or Federal Public Housing Assistance you will be automatically enrolled in Lifeline each year. If you are enrolled in the other programs or qualify because of your income, USAC will send you a form to recertify to keep Lifeline. If you are enrolled in Lifeline, you will remain enrolled in TAP and do not need to reapply to TAP.

How do I apply?

For more information or to apply:

Click here to be directed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Telephone & Internet Discounts Webpage.