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March 12, 2021

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: March 12th Recap .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: March 12th Recap


The wireless industry remains committed to providing critical resources and support to students, frontline workers and communities during COVID-19. Take a look at some of the ways wireless companies recently lent a virtual hand:

  • As students continue to learn remotely due to COVID-19, AT&T and Connected Nation are donating more than 8,000 wireless hotspots and are providing free internet connectivity to 25 California schools and organizations, ensuring that more students have access to educational resources.
  • To support America’s frontline workers who have worked tirelessly during COVID-19, Verizon is partnering with professional basketball players to launch Verizon Frontline, an initiative that will honor first responders by helping deliver free meals to frontline workers from small-business restaurants in NBA teams’ hometowns. Verizon Frontline will also will host gaming livestream events where first responders and some of their favorite pro basketball players will participate.
  • Qualcomm partnered with Morehouse College to donate Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets for Morehouse students who are learning remotely due to COVID-19 to have access to a fully immersive, digitized version of the campus and select classes.

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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