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April 24, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: April 24th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: April 24th Update

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Wireless companies continue to provide critical connectivity and community support from coast to coast during COVID-19. Here are some of the ways the wireless industry lent a virtual hand this week:

  • U.S. Cellular announced expanded support for their customers during COVID-19 by extending data limits and eliminating overage charges through July 31st.  Additionally, U.S. Cellular pledged $325,000 to support local Boys & Girls Clubs in more than 50 communities.
  • Verizon joined the American Express Stand for Small coalition to support U.S. small businesses as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. The company also announced an additional $2.5 million donation to support ongoing international humanitarian efforts.
  • Ericsson teamed up with U.S. Cellular to boost mobile capacity for customers in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, New Hampshire, Maine and North Carolina, to support the increased data usage demands.
  • Nokia is collaborating with U.S. Cellular to keep customers connected and protected by expanding spectrum capacity to meet increased mobile demands and deploying Endpoint Security solutions to safeguard customers from an increase in COVID-19 malware schemes.
  • Samsung launched its Free Repairs for the Frontline initiative, a program that will provide free phone repairs and battery replacements for healthcare workers and first responders.

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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