AT&T, Comcast and others improve internet access in response to COVID-19

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    AT&T and Comcast improve internet access in response to COVID-19
    They’re taking steps to help users working and learning from home
    March 12, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/12/comcast-att-broadband-coronavirus/
    Motherboard / VICE: AT&T Suspends Broadband Data Caps During Coronavirus Crisis
    The Verge:
    AT&T is suspending broadband data caps for home internet customers due to coronavirus
    Comcast modestly raises slow internet speeds for low-income users because of coronavirus
     
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    Coronavirus could force ISPs to abandon data caps forever
    March 13, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/12/coronavirus-could-force-isps-to-abandon-data-caps-forever/
     
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    Comcast and T-Mobile upgrade everyone to unlimited data for next 60 days
    Comcast also opens Wi-Fi hotspots to all and T-Mobile boosts mobile-hotspot data
    March 14, 2020

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...for-60-days-opens-wi-fi-hotspots-to-everyone/
     
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    Charter Offers Free Broadband to Households With Students Amid Coronavirus Epidemic
    March 13, 2020
    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/charter-free-broadband-coronavirus-students-1203533537/
     
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    FCC gives T-Mobile extra spectrum to cope with demand during coronavirus
    The temporary deal could help T-Mobile handle a surge in internet usage
    March 15, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/15/fcc-gives-t-mobile-extra-spectrum-to-cope-with-coronavirus/
     
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    Here's What Telstra and Optus Are Offering During The Coronavirus Outbreak
    March 16, 2020
    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/03/telco-offers-coronavirus-outbreak-telstra-optus-vodafone/
    ZDNet: Telstra makes all home broadband plans unlimited in response to coronavirus
     
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    Coronavirus: Broadband firms say no issue with extra demand
    UK broadband companies say they can cope with increased demand as many more people stay at home during the coronavirus crisis
    March 16, 2020
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51870732
     
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    (Update: Mint Mobile free unlimited data)
    US carriers will forgive late payments and keep customers connected during coronavirus fallout
    March 16, 2020
    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/16/covid-19-coronavirus-carriers-late-fees/
    Mint Mobile: Service Update Free Unlimited Data for All Now Thru 4/14
     
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    FCC waives rules to boost broadband for hospitals, schools amid coronavirus crisis
    March 18, 2020
    https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-waives-rules-to-help-hospitals-and-schools-respond-to-coronavirus/
     
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    Verizon gives customers extra mobile data, drops broadband data caps
    There are also initiatives to help low-income families stay online
    March 23, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/23/verizon-adds-15gb-full-speed-data/
    Verizon: Verizon helps eliminate worry for customers during time of great need
     
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    Verizon and LAUSD Reach Deal to Provide Free Internet to Students Who Have None at Home
    March 23, 2020
    https://www.losfelizledger.com/veri...e-internet-to-students-who-have-none-at-home/
    Verizon: Verizon to provide unlimited internet to LAUSD students without access
     
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    Any word whether satellite internet providers will lift caps (Viasat or Hughesnet)?
     
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    some info about Viasat and HughesNet:

    Viasat to Participate in FCC's 'Keep Americans Connected' Initiative; Pledges to Keep Customers and Small Businesses Connected During Coronavirus Outbreak

    March 16, 2020
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/viasat-participate-fccs-keep-americans-120000931.html
    Ars Technica: We asked 10 ISPs if they'll waive caps as pandemic forces people to stay home (March 12, 2020)
    More ISPs Boost Speeds, Drop Fees Amid Coronavirus Crisis (March 17, 2020)
    HughesNet raised the "caps":
     
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    UK internet providers will lift data caps during COVID-19 pandemic
    You should also see more affordable mobile and wired internet plans
    March 30, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-29-uk-internet-providers-will-lift-data-caps.html
    GOV.UK: Government agrees measures with telecoms companies to support vulnerable consumers through COVID-19
     
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    FCC outlines $200 million COVID-19 telehealth plan
    March 30, 2020
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    COVID-19: O2 lifts voice call limit for pay monthly customers
    March 30, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/covid-19-o2-lifts-voice-call-limit-for-pay-monthly-customers
    O2: O2 lifts the limit on voice calls so pay monthly consumer customers can stay connected
     
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    Comcast may consider killing data caps, ISPs could learn from present experience
    It turns out there's no problem meeting the increased demand
    April 2, 2020

    https://www.techspot.com/news/84651-comcast-may-consider-killing-data-caps-isps-could.html
     
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    AT&T Giving Doctors and Nurses Three Months Free Unlimited Wireless Service
    April 13, 2020
    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/att-free-wireless-doctors-nurses-coronavirus-1234578196/
     
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    Telstra extends COVID-19 concessions
    Telstra has extended the duration of its COVID-19 customer support measures to the end of June 2020
    April 14, 2020
    https://www.itwire.com/telecoms-and-nbn/telstra-extends-covid-19-concessions.html
     
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    Verizon extends 15GB of extra data deal to customers through May
    The deal ends on May 31st
    April 22, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/...b-of-extra-data-deal-to-customers-through-may
    Verizon: 4/22 Update: Verizon helps eliminate worry for customers during time of great need
     
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    Verizon, Comcast will not cancel service through June due to coronavirus
    April 27, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...through-june-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN2292OU
    Comcast: Comcast Extends Comprehensive COVID-19 Response Policies To June 30
    Verizon: 4/27 Update: Verizon is prepared to serve customers during COVID-19 crisis
     
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    Senators Are Calling On Comcast To Open Its 'Public Wifi' to the Public
    May 8, 2020
    https://gizmodo.com/senators-are-calling-on-comcast-to-open-its-public-wifi-1843341807
     
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    House Legislation Guarantees Internet Access for Those Affected by COVID-19
    May 13, 2020
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/...ntees-internet-access-those-affected-covid-19
     
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    Small ISP cancels data caps permanently after reviewing pandemic usage
    Antietam Broadband cancels cap—Comcast, AT&T only waived caps through June 30
    June 4, 2020

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...s-permanently-after-reviewing-pandemic-usage/
     
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