31 Jul '18, 9am

House approves bill allowing deployed troops to cancel cable, Internet contracts

House approves bill allowing deployed troops to cancel cable, Internet contracts

WASHINGTON – The House approved legislation that would allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television and internet contracts without incurring fees when they move or deploy. The bill, introduced by Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., and Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., would update the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which already allows troops to break rental contracts, car leases and cellphone contracts when they deploy or are relocated on active-duty orders. Some states allow servicemembers to get out of cable and internet contracts without paying early cancelation fees, but the policy isn’t the same nationwide. “While some states already do provide relief, this legislation would enact a policy at the federal level to ensure servicemembers and their families receive uniform assistance no matter what state they reside in,” Costello said on the House floor. The l...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/house-approves-bill-allowing...

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