AT&T/DIRECTV offer help to customers affected by government shutdown

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Colorado Springs (KKTV) - AT&T is offering to help customers who can't pay their bills on time during the government shutdown.

The company, which also owns DIRECTV, says its customer service agents will waive late fees and work with furloughed federal employees who need an extension to make phone, TV, and internet payments. The offer is good as long as the shutdown lasts.

In a news release, AT&T said "just because the government (is) shutdown, doesn't mean that your phone, TV, and internet should stop working too."

AT&T customers can make payment arrangements by CLICKING HERE. DIRECTV customers should follow THIS LINK.