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November 20, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: November 20th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: November 20th Update


While COVID-19 continues to impact millions of lives in America and around the world, the wireless industry remains dedicated to ensuring that students, schools, frontline workers and communities have access to critical technology and resources they need to learn, work and stay connected. Here are some of the ways wireless companies have recently lent a virtual hand:

  • Verizon Innovative Learning is expanding to equip more than three million teachers with free tools for digital education as schools and students across the country shift to or continue learning remotely due to COVID-19. Verizon is also partnering with other companies to launch “A Call for Kindness” and bring recognition to the dedicated people that continue to serve their communities’ needs during the pandemic.
  • Qualcomm is promoting its #DigitalGiveBack donation drive to provide students and families with wireless technology and other electronics as students and schools shift to distance learning due to COVID-19.
  • AT&T FirstNet is working with the National Tribal Emergency Management Council to ensure that they and other public safety personnel have access to the wireless connectivity they need to coordinate COVID-19 response efforts across 32 states.
  • T-Mobile launched its #CaptureKindness campaign to provide up to 15 million meals to underserved Americans living in the communities affected most by COVID-19.
  • Samsung and AT&T unveiled a new mobile device designed and engineered for frontline workers and first responders, equipping these crucial workers with FirstNet wireless services and more as they work tirelessly to save lives 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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