Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) on Friday applauded numerous service providers for quickly responding to her personal appeal asking that disconnections to utilities, cable and telecom services be suspended for Floridians facing job losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
“I personally appealed to these companies’ leaders to step up on behalf of the people of Florida,” said Leader Gibson. “Many of them have responded, some had even implemented positive actions recently, and I want to publicly thank them for their compassion and cooperation.”
As of Friday afternoon, the following companies have committed to maintain Floridians’ services through at least the end of March:
- Duke Power
- Florida Public Utilities Company
- Gulf Power Company
- Tampa Electric Company
- Florida Power & Light
- City of Tallahassee and all municipal electric cooperatives
- Jacksonville Electric Authority
Leader Gibson noted that she is still awaiting word from the wireless telecom companies that they will join in the emergency effort.