March 13, 2020 / 4:18 PM / 16 days ago

Major U.S. internet firms agree to not cancel service over next 60 days -- FCC

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Friday that major internet providers -- including Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc -- have agreed to not terminate service for the next 60 days if they are unable to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said after calls with companies and associations the firms have also agreed to 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. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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