ENA Joins FCC in Pledge “To Keep America Connected”

ENA | March 13, 2020

ENA Joins FCC in Pledge “To Keep America Connected”
Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission launched the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge, which requires participating service providers to take the critical steps needed to ensure Americans stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. ENA is proud to announce that it has joined the pledge, and in doing so, is committed to ensuring the education, healthcare, library, and government communities it serves maintain continued access to robust and reliable broadband during this critical time.

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