In addition to the companies already named, the list those that agreed to Pai's proposal includes Sprint, US Cellular, T-Mobile and TrakFone, as well as Charter, Frontier, Google Fiber, Pioneer, and lots more.
WASHINGTON Yesterday, in multiple phone calls with broadband and telephone service providers and trade associations, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai emphasized the importance of keeping Americans connected as the country experiences serious disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Mr. Pai applauded the companies that signed the pledge. And are opening Wi-Fi hotspots to anyone who needs them.
"Because the coronavirus outbreak spreads and causes a collection of disruptions to the financial, instructional, medical and civic lifetime of our nation, it's crucial that People keep related", Pai stated in an announcement.
Chairman Pai emphasized that it is important to give Americans the tools they need to "take part in the "social distancing" that will be so critical to limiting the spread of this novel coronavirus".
Many companies also agreed to waive data limits for the next 60 days.
UPDATE: March 13, 2020, 5:09 p.m. PDT: Sprint joined the unlimited-data party Friday afternoon, announcing that "By next Thursday: Customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost".
The FCC today announced measures aimed at helping USA users remain connected to wireless and telephone networks amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The group also said that providers have "not reported material congestion or internal latency issues".
She called on the commission to "provide hotspots for loan for students whose school doors have closed" and "work with healthcare providers to ensure connectivity for telehealth services are available for hospitals, doctors, and nurses treating coronavirus patients and those who are quarantined". Comcast, for example, said on Thursday it would increase broadband speeds for low-income customers from 15 Mbps down to 25 Mbps down, and maintain those speeds moving forward.
Internet firms expressed confidence that USA networks can stand up to the anticipated soar in site visitors.
Verizon stated it had "not seen any measurable enhance in information utilization on any of its networks". More than 60% of United States network traffic is video and content streaming.