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July 2, 2020

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

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

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The wireless industry continues to work tirelessly to provide critical relief and resources to customers, communities and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s take a look back at some of the ways wireless companies lent a helping hand to those in need throughout June:

  • AT&T donated $45,000 total to the Mississippi Food Network and the University of Mississippi Medical Center to support those on the frontlines of the pandemic.
  • Verizon expanded its “Food for Frontline Workers” initiative to doctors, nurses and medical staff working in El Paso, Texas and Chula Vista, California.
  • T-Mobile celebrated the winners of their #TMOSmallBiz Giveaway, an initiative to donate a total of $100,000 to small business owners challenged by COVID-19.
  • Ericsson’s Research & Development and Supply teams are partnering with Getinge to modernize key components in its ventilators and increase production capacity, ensuring that more hospitals have access to the crucial machines.
  • Intel teamed up with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to extend life-coaching, mentoring and learning and development services to more than 50,000 athletes within the Olympic community who are managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Qualcomm is launching a Small Business Accelerator Program to supply traditional small businesses with equipment and services, helping them transition to mobile-first, remote-friendly work environments viable for our current crisis and beyond.
  • Samsung collaborated with ProGlove, Procensis and Ivanti Wavelink to develop a bundle of contact-free wireless devices that will help reduce physical contact in the workplace and help retailers and warehouse workers return to work safely.
  • Cisco donated wearable devices and other technology to Dairy Farmers of America to help optimize manufacturing operations and keep essential workers safe while feeding the nation during the pandemic and beyond.
  • Sony announced a contribution of $500,000 to the New York State COVID-19 First Responders Fund

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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