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May 1, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 1st Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 1st Update


The wireless industry remains dedicated to keeping students, hospitals and frontline workers connected as the COVID-19 response continues. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand this week:

  • AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are collaborating with iHeartMedia to donate thousands of phone and tablet chargers to hospitals, ensuring that patients, doctors, nurses and other medical staff can keep their devices powered and running.
  • AT&T retail employees in New England collected and donated more than 250 chargers for patient use at Massachusetts General and Boston Hope Field Hospitals.
  • Verizon partnered with the Ford Motor Company Fund to expand their ‘Food for Frontline Workers’ program to deliver food to doctors, nurses and other medical staff in Detroit. Verizon also expanded their support for small businesses, donating an additional $2.5 million to their LISC small business recovery fund.
  • Ericsson employees from more than 70 countries participated in a company-matched donation campaign, raising nearly $200,000 to support the humanitarian efforts of the International Red Cross Federation during COVID-19.

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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