Staying Connected/WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started the Keep Americans Connected Initiative to ensure that Americans have reliable access to the online and phone resources they need to be able to stay at home. More than 650 companies have signed the Pledge to date. This means that for 60 days, these companies pledge to not terminate residential or small business services due to non-payment, to waive late fees, and to open Wi-Fi hotspots to anyone who needs them. In addition to signing the pledge, many telecom companies have adopted temporary COVID-19 policies and are offering free or reduced services and increased data usage limits during the coronavirus pandemic. For the most up-to-date information on these policies, click the links below for the following providers:

Century Link: Suspended data usage limits, offering increased broadband speeds.

Cincinnati Bell: Providing free speed upgrades.…/coronavirus/prevention

AT&T: Two months of free service, and waiving data usage overage fees.…

Verizon: Automatically adding hotspot data for customers.

Consolidated Communications: Two months of free home internet to low-income families.…/alerts/coronavirus-updates

Windstream Ohio, Inc./Kinetic: Discounts to any new Kinetic Internet customer who is qualified for Lifeline benefits.…/wi…/lifeline-assistance-program

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