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April 17, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: April 17th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: April 17th Update



The wireless industry continues to provide critical resources and relief to communities during COVID-19. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand this week:

  • AT&T is offering three free months of FirstNet service to nurses, physicians and other first responders to help them stay connected in the midst of COVID-19.
  • Qualcomm partnered with Go Fund Me to create the San Diego Small Business Relief Grant Fund, which will help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses.
  • Samsung is donating an additional $4.3 million in COVID-19 relief to local partners in communities where many of its employees live and work. The company’s global efforts to date surpass $33 million.
  • T-Mobile is collaborating with Stanford Medicine to increase visibility for its National Daily Health Survey, helping mobilize responses so researchers can better understand the spread of COVID-19.
  • Verizon contributed $10 million to raise awareness of mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and to support public health response efforts during COVID-19.
  • Cisco pledged $2.5 billion in financing to support its Business Resiliency Program and expand access to valuable resources and solutions for small businesses during COVID-19.

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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