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December 18, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: December 18th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: December 18th Update


As COVID-19 continues to impact how we learn, work and interact, the wireless industry remains dedicated to ensuring that Americans have the tools they need to stay connected. Here are some of the ways wireless companies have recently lent a virtual hand to help essential workers, first responders, seniors and others:

  • UScellular provided high-speed wireless connectivity and smart tablets to Senscio Systems, a health tech company working to help Mainers with chronic health conditions and those most at risk of COVID-19 stay independent in their homes during the pandemic.
  • AT&T is partnering with Hitachi Vantara to provide advanced temperature screening technology to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada to help keep employees, contractors and visitors safe during COVID-19. AT&T’s FirstNet also expanded public safety support in Kansas and Virginia, equipping first responders with critical connectivity during COVID-19.
  • Ericsson teamed up with AT&T and NBC Songland Star Axel Mansoor to connect fans with live music performances from the safety of their homes, using 5G and AR technology, as in-person entertainment options continue to be cancelled or postponed due to 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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