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July 24, 2020

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

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

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As communities continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the wireless industry remains committed to helping families, students and small businesses stay connected. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand this week:

  • AT&T’s Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund is partnering 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 teamed up with the Seattle Mariners to give baseball fans an interactive, virtual experience with the team as COVID-19 prevents fans from attending games in-person this season.
  • Verizon collaborated with the Georgia Department of Education to equip 12.5 million K-12 students with unlimited 4G LTE Internet access, mobile device management and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)-compliant security applications as schools across America prepare to shift to distance learning due to COVID-19.
  • Intel is leveraging 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.
  • 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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