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May 8, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 8th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 8th Update

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The wireless industry continues to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by providing critical resources to vulnerable communities and workers on the frontlines. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand this week:

  • AT&T joined the global Open COVID Pledge to make available, for free, their patents that might aid in the fight against COVID-19. AT&T also announced a partnership with CareerVillage.org to help connect mentors and young people online, particularly during these challenging times.
  • T-Mobile donated 500,000 medical masks to the CDC Foundation for #GivingTuesdayNow to keep health care workers safe on the frontlines of COVID-19.
  • Verizon announced a $1 million donation to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund to be used to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the state’s most vulnerable groups. The donation will support organizations that provide essential services and aid to those on the front lines.
  • U.S. Cellular hosted a live Instagram session with JASON Learning. The tutorial on building a time capsule focused on enriching the remote learning experience for kids.
  • Samsung partnered with The Tonight Show to surprise six frontline healthcare working moms with gift bundles and virtual shout outs from Jimmy Fallon.

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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