Providers to offer free internet amid pandemic

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(CNN)-It’s called the “keep americans connected pledge.”

For the next 60 days, companies around the country– including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon– are going to cover phone and internet service for people that can’t pay their bills because they’re out of work.

They also said they’d open Wi-Fi hot spots to any american who needs them. The head of the federal communications commission said the vast disruptions caused by the deadly outbreak make it quote “imperative that Americans stay connected.”

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