March 17th, 2020 – 6:30 AM
Georgia Power Press Release –
(Via WZQZ Radio) As many Georgians prepare to work and study from home as schools and offices close to prevent the spread of coronavirus, several companies are taking steps to make sure people are not left without the basics.
As of Saturday, Georgia Power will not disconnect residential customers who cannot pay their bill for the next 30 days.
Spokesperson John Kraft said the decision will give people one less thing to worry about.
“Certainly, we know the pandemic and the related shutdown has affected many families across Georgia,” Kraft said. “We work here sure, but we live here too. We understand what families are going through.”
Meanwhile, virtually every major internet provider has joined an FCC pledge not to terminate service for residential and small business customers for the next two months.
Companies that have signed the pledge include AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, among others.
AT&T is also ditching its broadband internet data caps for customers who are riding out the pandemic at home, while Sprint and Verizon are extending data plans for mobile phones.