CommScope Community Response to COVID-19
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Face masks 3D printed at
“CommScope recognizes the need for the private sector to assist in the current crisis. We are working with organizations and communities around the world to provide much needed communications equipment and expertise to support critical industries that are serving our communities,” said
“We are also taking this time to focus on donating talent, time and treasure to help with some of the greatest humanitarian needs,” said
CommScope’s people, products and services are supporting a variety of needs.
China, Europeand the U.S., CommScopedonated product and expedited delivery of in-building wireless systems as new hospitals were built to support COVID-19 patients.
Pop-up Wi-Fi centers: In conjunction with the
Information Technology Disaster Resource Center(ITDRC), CommScopedonated outdoor wireless access points and switches, free support for a year, and cash to assist with pop-up centers for emergency healthcare delivery and homework hot spots.
“We’re honored and thrilled to continue our partnership with
Distance learning support:
CommScopeis working with school districts, partners and service providers to extend coverage outdoors and equip school buses with outdoor access points with LTE backhaul, and PoE switching. The buses can then be parked in strategic locations to enable students to connect to the internet to complete schoolwork. This proof-of-concept has already been implemented in Indianaand Pennsylvaniaand is being explored by additional school districts throughout the U.S.
“The deployment of the external access points went very well,” said
Face shields: 3D laser printers are being used to create much-needed face shields for healthcare workers. In addition,
CommScopeglobal teams are rounding up safety glasses and masks to donate to local healthcare facilities.
CommScopemade financial donations to several organizations including American Red Cross, and the Goa State COVID-19 Relief Account in India, ITDRC and United Way Chihuahua, Mexico.
“We are grateful to
CommScopeis offering more than 50 courses and 150 hours of training in the CommScope Infrastructure Academyfor free to customers and partners to increase product and technology knowledge with no financial burden.
CommScopewill keep global education and hospitality customers of RUCKUS gear connected by automatically adding three months to new and existing support contracts. Further, every support call will be accepted until July 1, regardless of whether there is a contract in place.
Matching employee donations: One of the most universal needs during this time is addressing hunger due to loss of income, students out of school and other uncontrollable situations.
CommScopewill match employee donations to selected global hunger relief organizations.
Employee volunteer time:
CommScopeis offering salaried employees the opportunity to use special paid leave to support COVID-19 related community outreach efforts, including check-ins with retired employees to provide support, if needed.
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