Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–2002.01. Disconnection of telecommunications service during a public health emergency prohibited.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term "public health emergency" means a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency pursuant to § 7-2304.01.

(b) A telecommunications service provider shall not disconnect, suspend, or degrade basic telecommunications service for non-payment of a bill, any fees for service or equipment, or other charges, or for noncompliance with a deferred payment agreement during a public health emergency or for 15 calendar days thereafter.


(Sept. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-154, § 3a; as added June 8, 2020, D.C. Act 23-328, § 307(f), 67 DCR 7598.)