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September 11, 2020

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: September 11th Update .

America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: September 11th Update


America’s wireless companies continue to offer critical aid and support during COVID-19, equipping students, seniors and other impacted communities with necessary resources and tools. Take a look and see how wireless companies lent a virtual helping hand this week:

  • Verizon is working with the Oregon Department of Education to provide connectivity and enable distance learning for 1.7 million students in Oregon and Washington who are starting school virtually due to COVID-19. The carrier’s national Distance Learning Program is now available to more than 38 million students across 40 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Samsung partnered with Academia to develop virtual, technologically-enhanced interactive classrooms for K-12 students who are starting the school year virtually due to COVID-19.
  • AT&T partnered with LifeStation to help America’s seniors overcome isolation through connected health systems, ensuring that they have access to health resources and wireless 4G LTE connectivity during COVID-19
  • T-Mobile celebrated frontline and essential workers for their efforts to keep communities running in the midst of 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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