As the coronavirus continues to spread, healthcare organizations and federal agencies are using smartphones, tablets, and hotspots to mobilize their workforces. From pop-up triage facilities for COVID-19 treatment to federal employees working remotely, wireless communications services are now crucial to helping keep healthcare and government workers connected.
Understandably, this has created a massive increase in demand for connectivity services, according to Bryan Schromsky, Managing Partner of Federal Connected Solutions, Verizon, who discussed this further on this Government Technology Insider podcast.
“While natural disaster response communication efforts tend to be more localized, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state,” said Schromsky. “We are seeing a greater demand for our services for traditional office workers and education with home learning.”
Whether it’s for patients, caregivers, or government employees, connectivity is paramount to ongoing success. “One of the most important things that come from our credo is reliability in the form of connectivity,” he added. “This also includes mobile cell sites on wheels for triage in remote areas where sick populations are isolated. With all of this, we are seeing record volume, and we are meeting this demand.”
Click on the podcast player to hear part one of our four-part series exploring the changing nature of work for federal agencies.