Give a free month of phone/internet for your unemployed customers

Give a free month of phone/internet for your unemployed customers

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Every year in America, almost 20 million people lose their jobs. COVID shed new light how difficult it is to be unemployed, but it's nothing new. Many of us end up being unemployed for months. After severance pay runs out and savings dwindle, unemployment insurance is hardly enough to pay rent - let alone other basic needs.

Internet and phone service are incredibly important to us as we look for new jobs, help our children study, and access key medical resources. Without it, we'll never find our way out of unemployment.

But it's also expensive at a time when every dollar counts. The combined cost can be over $100 per month. For many of us, that's around 10% of our income on unemployment, before taxes. It's hard to make ends meet.

Many of us have been loyal, supportive customers of the same internet/phone provider for decades. We pay our bills on time, sign our children up for the same providers, and run our lives off of your valuable service.

When we lose our jobs, however long unemployment lasts feels like the most painful, scary period of our lives. While some of us certainly have the savings to make it through, others are fending for themselves and feeling bleak. For us, while your service is beyond necessary, it's a lot of money.

For you, supporting us for that short period of time is a blip compared to the time we spend being your customers. You'll help us when we need you most. We'll use your services to take classes, build our networks, earn some side income, and apply to jobs.

This petition is to support your customers in their time of need, and when your service is more necessary than ever.

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