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FCC says over 500 telecom providers sign Keep Americans Connected pledge

Wednesday 25 March 2020 | 16:45 CET | News
The US Federal Communications Commission announced that over 500 telecom service providers have signed up to the 'Keep Americans Connected Pledge', an increase of 190 in less than a week. The initiative was launched to encourage operators to help customers stay connected through the coronavirus pandemic, with measures such as extra data, free calls or relaxed payment terms.

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