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February 26, 2021

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

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

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The wireless industry continues to provide aid across the country to ensure families, small businesses and communities stay connected to the resources they need to navigate these challenging times. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand throughout February:

  • UScellular provided mobile hotspots to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands to ensure local youth have access to internet connectivity to study and complete schoolwork from home as COVID-19 continues to inhibit in-person learning.
  • AT&T continues to work with Connected Nation to close the homework gap by providing free wireless hotspots as well as wireless data and content filtering services.
  • T-Mobile donated wireless hotspots to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster as part of the company’s Project 10Million initiative, helping connect kids to educational resources as they learn remotely due to COVID-19.
  • Verizon committed $10 million in grant funding and will launch a customized multi-week training program for small business owners and entrepreneurs, offering tools, technology and resources to help aid in the survival and recovery of small businesses during the pandemic and beyond.
  • To support employees’ passion for giving back to their communities, Qualcomm created an online portal for employees to find or host virtual volunteer opportunities during COVID-19.
  • Samsung Care offered free mobile repairs to support frontline workers during COVID-19, helping them stay connected.

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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