Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–1271.01. Cable operator disconnection of cable service during a public health emergency.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on February 4, 2022.*

(a) A cable operator, as that term is defined by § 34-1251.03(6), shall not disconnect, suspend, or degrade basic cable service or other basic cable operator services for non-payment of a bill, any fees for service or equipment, or any other charges, or for noncompliance with a deferred payment agreement during a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency pursuant to § 7-2304.01, or for 15 calendar days thereafter.

(b) For purposes of this subsection, the term "other basic cable operator services" includes only basic broadband internet service and Voice over Internet Protocol service (known as VOIP service).