Many Internet Service Providers, including Comcast, CenturyLink, NW Fiber (Frontier), AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and numerous others, took a pledge to the following commitments for the next 60 days (starting the week of March 14):
- 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 late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Open Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
Comcast Internet Essentials: Any new Internet Essentials customers will receive the first two months service free of charge and Comcast will assist them with the acquisition of a notebook computer.
AT&T: AT&T is offering Cisco Webex Meetings for 90 days to businesses, universities and schools.
T-Mobile: T-Mobile is working with its partners to provide its Lifeline customers with extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months. Additionally, T-Mo is increasing the free data allowance for students and schools in the EmpowerED digital learning programs, ensuring that they’ve got at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.