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October 30, 2020

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

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

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The wireless industry continues to expand its efforts to support schools and communities across the country that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand throughout October:

  • AT&T donated $1.5 million to support nearly 2,300 scholarships for online learning academies Udacity and Coursera to help expand educational opportunities to underserved communities.
  • T-Mobile pledged $10,000 per homerun hit during the 2020 World Series to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program to help kids from disadvantaged communities register and play Little League sports as the pandemic continues to burden families across the country.
  • U.S. Cellular contributed $300,000 to JASON Learning’s remote learning initiative, providing access to STEM education as many students continue to learn from home due to COVID-19.
  • Verizon expanded its education initiatives through Citizen Verizon to help students get the skills they need to adapt to remote learning due to COVID-19. Verizon also partnered with the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Interaction Lab to build interactive, digital tools that redefine the way people visit, interact with and learn from museums as COVID-19 continues to limit patrons’ ability to access educational and cultural experiences in person.
  • Ericsson announced the launch of Ericsson Educate, a new platform of curated educational content focused on teaching K-12 students who are learning remotely due to COVID-19 about new technologies that are changing our world.
  • Qualcomm is supporting the launch of the USS Midway Museum’s distance learning program by offering 250 school groups free admission to access the museum’s virtual STEM education experiences and curriculums.
  • Samsung launched “Future State of Business,” a podcast series focusing on issues facing businesses today including the COVID-19 pandemic and inspiring the remote workforce.
  • Nokia is working with Choice NTUA Wireless to deliver wireless 4G LTE connectivity to the Navajo Nation, ensuring their community will have access to high-speed internet during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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