TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 22, 2020

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein are leading a bipartisan group of 27 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry to extend commitments to protect consumers struggling financially during the pandemic. In a letter to the FCC, the group expresses appreciation for the industry's quick action to waive late fees, open Wi-Fi hotspots, and not terminate service for nonpayment. But they argue the original commitment of 60 days is not long enough as Americans continue to rely on the Internet and telecommunications systems for work and school, and to stay informed and safe.