September 4, 2020
America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: September 4th Update .
The wireless industry remains dedicated to ensuring that businesses, schools and communities have access to critical aid, resources and wireless connectivity as COVID-19 continues to impact millions of lives. Take a look and see how wireless companies lent a virtual helping hand this week:
- AT&T is matching donations to special needs distance learning projects in low-income school districts, ensuring that teachers and students have the resources and support they need as they start the school year virtually due to COVID-19. AT&T also donated $500,000 to YMCA of Greater New York to help support in-person childcare for hundreds families who will be learning and working remotely this fall.
- T-Mobile launched Project 10Million, a $10.7 billion initiative that will deliver free internet connectivity to millions of underserved student households that will be learning remotely this year due to COVID-19.
- Verizon provided expanded access to 4G LTE cellular service to the Navajo Nation, providing critical aid and keeping them connected during the spread of COVID-19.
- U.S. Cellular donated more than $100,000 worth of technology to Boys and Girls Clubs of America to connect students, teachers and parents who are starting the school year virtually due to COVID-19.
- Cisco improved its distance learning options for businesses, schools and other agencies maintaining their digital operations during COVID-19.
- Sony donated 40,000 medical face shields to Direct Relief for distribution to non-profit health care facilities in medically underserved areas of New York City and California, helping to protect medical workers from 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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