Last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that broadband and telephone service providers have taken his Keep Americans Connected Pledge. Chairman Pai launched the Keep Americans Connected Pledge with broadband and telephone providers across the country agreeing to take specific steps to help Americans stay connected for the next 60 days.
The Keep Americans Connected Pledge reads as follows:
Given the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, [[Company Name]] pledges for the next 60 days to:
(1) 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;
(2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
(3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
The following CCA companies have signed the pledge:
- Altus Technolgy
- BluIP, Inc.
- CounterPath Corporation
- Fourteen IP
- Masergy Communications
- Phone.com, Inc.
- TelNet Worldwide
- Warwick Valley Telephone
For more information on the Pledge, click here.