Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai has asked all carriers and internet service providers to extend theiramid the pandemic until June 30. It comes after the major carriers not to cut off services to customers through June.
"Hundreds of providers have stepped up to the plate to keep Americans connected to communications services in this time of need," Pai said.
Almost 200 providers signed the original 60-day pledge in mid-March, with the terms being:
- Companies will "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 ... Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them."