GTA deployed a tech team on May 18th to install free Wi-Fi services to keep sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt connected while in quarantine.
In addition to providing Wi-Fi at the quarantine facility, GTA also gave 7-day prepaid cards and waived all SIM activation fees.
In a release today GTA President and CEO Roland Certeza said – “Though we are also feeling impacts of the pandemic, we continue to lend a helping hand … in this case, we want to connect our sailors with their loved ones who may be far away,” states Certeza.
In March GTA launched its Team Up for Guam philanthropic initiative to help during the pandemic.
Among the contributions Team Up has made to date are: feeding frontline workers and first responders, assisting the University of Guam by providing smartphones and free service for students participating in distance learning, donating iPads to keep COVID-19 patients in isolation connected to loved ones, giving smartphones to GRMC to help patients communicate with their families, and feeding thousands of families during this pandemic through donations to four non-profit groups.