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October 23, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: October 23rd Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: October 23rd Update

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While Americans continue to adjust to the “new normal” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the wireless industry is stepping up to provide resources, aid, technology and support to communities in need. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand this week:

  • AT&T employees collaborated with the San Diego Food Bank to deliver boxes of food to families in Chula Vista, California who are facing uncertain times due to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • Verizon 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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