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April 2, 2021

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: March 2021 Recap .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: March 2021 Recap

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More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the wireless industry continues to provide critical resources and support to ensure families, small businesses and communities stay connected. Take a look at some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand throughout March:

  • Meredith Attwell Baker wrote a blog highlighting the wireless industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic after the one-year anniversary.
  • As students continue to learn remotely due to COVID-19, AT&T and Connected Nation are donating more than 8,000 wireless hotspots and are providing free internet connectivity to 25 California schools and organizations, ensuring that more students have access to educational resources. AT&T is also supporting COVID-19 vaccine distribution through FirstNet, providing public safety agencies a platform to allow easy communication across agencies, jurisdictions and state lines.
  • To support America’s frontline workers who have worked tirelessly during COVID-19, Verizon is partnering with professional basketball players to launch Verizon Frontline, an initiative that will honor first responders by helping deliver free meals to frontline workers from small-business restaurants in NBA teams’ hometowns. Verizon Frontline will also will host gaming livestream events where first responders and some of their favorite pro basketball players will participate. Additionally, more than 1,500 meals were delivered to DC firefighters, EMTs and coronavirus vaccination centers through Verizon’s Food for Frontline Workers program.
  • Qualcomm partnered with Morehouse College to donate Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets for Morehouse students who are learning remotely due to COVID-19 to have access to a fully immersive, digitized version of the campus and select classes.
  • Cisco aided Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, providing technology solutions and infrastructure to streamline COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the community.

Now more than ever, wireless is playing a critical role in keeping us connected to our family and friends, our jobs, our schools and our communities, and we are proud of our members and the industry for their tireless efforts in these trying times. We will continue to share our members’ stories here and on the CTIA website.

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