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October 9, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: October 9th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: October 9th Update

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The wireless industry is committed to providing critical support and resources to students, schools, customers and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the ways wireless companies lent a virtual hand this week:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Verizon is launching a partnership with the Clinton Foundation to help college students develop technology-based solutions for social change and virtually convene students with business and public health leaders to discuss how to take action amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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 its annual $2 million Solve for Tomorrow Contest, which brings together students in grades 6–12 and their teachers, regardless of classroom format during COVID-19, and challenges them to use STEM to tackle local issues of national importance.

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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