Originally Posted by CCsoftball7
I don't think they are the same. "Lifeline" is the service that basically is going to give you channels 2-13. That's it. All the locals are within this group. It is not an advertised package. I think it is mandated by the FCC.
2-13 does not include all the locals. Namely, it does not include Telefutura and WRPX ION.
The FCC mandates a basic tier, which must include all locals that TWC carries, and I think that "lifeline" is just another name for it.
TWC's Basic service includes 2-24, 0/98, 100, 102, and 200-257.