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CFO Patronis Applauds Gov. Scott's Call to Action for Telecommunications Providers in Disaster-Impacted Panhandle

10/16/2018

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com 

CFO Patronis Applauds Gov. Scott's Call to Action for Telecommunications Providers in Disaster-Impacted Panhandle
 
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - CFO Jimmy Patronis released the following statement today, applauding Governor Rick Scott's call for telecommunications companies to treat disaster impacted residents fairly in the wake of the storm:
 
"The Governor is right on point when he says telecommunications companies, like Verizon, need to take proactive measures immediately to not only restore service but to demonstrate goodwill to disaster-area residents. I am hopeful that his call to action today will produce immediate results for people here who have already lost so much.
 
"Governor Scott asked that telecommunications companies without service allow customers to switch to another provider at no cost; he asked that those without service not be billed for October; and that a detailed timeline explaining the plan to restore their service be quickly made public. Thank you, Governor Scott for your continued hard work on behalf of the Panhandle."
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).