In light of NH students being sent home and many of those not having access to broadband, TDS Telecommunications (TDS), which provides internet, TV and phone service to the Greater Concord area, has said they will provide broadband to low-income individuals and/or families with children and college students for 60 days.
“As a company, our first priority is the health and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve,” said Drew Petersen, senior vice president of corporate affairs at TDS. “During this difficult time, we want to ensure those who cannot afford broadband services have the essential access they need.”
In addition, TDS signed the “Keep America Connected” pledge initiated by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai last week. TDS is adopting all three tenets of the policy related to voice and broadband customers to a) forego charging late payment penalties for customers impacted by coronavirus, to b) suspend disconnects for customers who fail to pay their bills because of the pandemic, and to c) open Wi-Fi hot spots where they maintain them for 60 days.
“We are proud to be associated with this important communications service continuity program and commend the FCC for their proactive attention to public safety during this most difficult time,” said Petersen.
To verify eligibility for this offer, residents will be asked to provide documentation from qualifying programs. For more information, call 1-888-287-8156.