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FCC pledge keeping Americans connected

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by Tai Moses

With all the things we have to worry about these days, here’s one less thing for us to worry about: our Wi-Fi and telephone connections. On Friday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai introduced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge in an effort to ensure that no one loses their broadband or telephone connectivity, even as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the social fabric in so many other ways. Telecommunications companies large and small stepped up to the plate to answer Pai’s request to take the 60-day pledge, including Sprint, AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon and a host of others. In addition to pledging not to terminate service to any residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bills, the companies also pledged to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots “to any American who needs them.” Read the FCC news release about the pledge.

 

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