In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are facing difficulties accessing the Internet. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge to keep broadband service and network disruptions at a minimum. Dozens of US broadband service providers have pledged for the next 60 days to:
- Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
- Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, and
- Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who need them.
Major Carriers are Offering:
- AT&T: https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/index.html
- Comcast/ Xfinity: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
- Sprint: https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm
- Spectrum: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students
- T-Mobile: https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19#customers
- Verizon: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus
Over 390 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected. For more information and full list here.
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