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July 31, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: July 2020 Recap .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: July 2020 Recap

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting businesses and communities across the country, and the wireless industry continues to stand ready to help as the situation changes. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand throughout July:

  • AT&T’s Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund partnered with Learning Undefeated to launch “Anywhere Labs,” which will provide distance learning opportunities for teachers, parents and students impacted by school closures due to COVID-19. AT&T is also donating $250,000 to Learning Undefeated to expand the organization’s STEM resources for students.
  • T-Mobile announced partnerships with two tech companies to provide nationwide 4G LTE connectivity for game-changing technologies to help businesses keep their customers and employees safe as they reopen.
  • Verizon expanded its commitment to first responders with the launch of “5G First Responders Lab,” a collaboration with five companies working to develop 5G-enabled solutions to the most common challenges faced by frontline workers.
  • Ericsson is exploring how edge computing can enable enterprise business and consumers as homes have transformed into online schools, remote workplaces and entertainment centers in the wake of COVID-19.
  • Intel leveraged its technology as part of a $50 million contribution to study and help with the diagnosis of COVID-19, help disrupted educators and students and support innovative new response and recovery projects.
  • Nokia collaborated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to use cloud-based technology to improve patient care and deliver life-saving treatment across 40 hospitals in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases.
  • Qualcomm donated 900 personal computers to students in San Diego to enhance the accessibility of remote learning.
  • Samsung launched“AppStack,” a cloud software marketplace aimed at helping small-to-medium-sized businesses operate more efficiently and safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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