Code of the District of Columbia

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

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

(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.