NHMC Applauds AT&T, T-Mobile Network Sharing In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy


                                                                                                            CONTACT: Inez Gonzalez igonzalez@www.nhmc.org (213) 718-0740

Washington, D.C. - Today, NHMC applauds an announcement by AT&T and T-Mobile stating that the companies will share their networks in New York and New Jersey following the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, which knocked out more than a quarter of cell phone towers in its path. By allowing networks to be shared in the wake of this natural disaster, wireless customers' devices will be able to seamlessly transition between networks based on which is providing a stronger signal. This will give thousands in affected areas access to more reliable communications services during this distressing time. The following statement can be attributed to Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs: "We commend AT&T and T-Mobile for doing everything possible to provide communications in the wake of this disaster. Network sharing will enable Sandy's victims to communicate with families, request disaster assistance, and stay connected to vital services. We hope this sets a precedent for collaboration in future emergency situations."


About NHMC:
The National Hispanic Media Coalition  is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more at https://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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