Allo Communications announced Friday that it will provide relief for furloughed federal workers and those who are working without pay during the government shutdown.
Starting Saturday, the Nelnet company will allow qualified federal workers to defer payments on Allo's internet, TV and phone service until the federal government has reopened.
"Allo recognizes the financial and emotional impact on the 420,000 federal workers without pay, as well as the 380,000 furloughed workers and their families,” Allo President Brad Moline said in a news release. “We are here to help Nebraska and Colorado federal workers stay connected during this difficult time.”
The deferred-payment offer is available to new and existing customers with federal employee status in Alliance, Bridgeport, Gering, Hastings, Lincoln, North Platte, Ogallala, Scottsbluff and Fort Morgan, Colorado.
The company urged qualified customers to call 855-559-2708 or visit their local Allo store to speak to a representative to coordinate the arrangement.