In what will almost certainly be one of several similar announcements over the next few days, Verizon has announced it will extend late-fee waivers and its promises not to terminate service due to coronavirus impacts out to June 30th.
The company was among hundreds of broadband providers and telcos to sign on to the Federal Communications Commission’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge that called for specific customer-relief efforts for a period of 60 days.
For those who signed on to the pledge at its introduction, that 60-day period is set to end in early May, so Verizon’s June 30th extension adds several weeks to the measure. The offer is available to residential customers as well as small businesses with fewer than 50 lines. The company says it will continue to waive late fees for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and won’t terminate service. Those looking to take advantage of the offer can visit Verizon’s site here.
As mentioned, it’s likely more companies will announce their own extensions in the coming days as the original 60-day period draws to a close. It’s unclear whether other companies will match or exceed Verizon’s June 30th mark, but we’ll keep a close eye on announcements and keep you up to date.
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