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Coronavirus: US providers offer free WiFi for 60 days

Coronavirus: US providers offer free WiFi for 60 days

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Internet providers are doing what they can to help Americans working from home or students sent home from school amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Comcast announced that they will offer two months of free internet services to low-income households.

As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, we recognize that our company plays an important role in helping our customers stay connected – to their families, their workplaces, their schools, and the latest information about the virus – through the Internet,” the company said in a statement. “We also know that for millions of low-income Americans who don’t have Internet service at home, this uncertain time is going to be even more difficult to manage. As schools and businesses close and families are encouraged, or even mandated, to stay home, Internet connectivity becomes even more important

AT&T

AT&T is waiving data overage fees to all customers so that families and students can stay connected during the pandemic. The company is promising not to terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days.

VERIZON

Verizon’s said its networks are designed and built to meet future demand and are ready should demand increase or usage patterns change significantly. In addition, Verizon announced that it is increasing its capital guidance range from $17 – $18 billion to $17.5 – $18.5 billion in 2020. This effort will accelerate Verizon’s transition to 5G and help support the economy during this period of disruption.

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