AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast pitch in after Sandy

In the wake of Sandy, the affected area is seeing a different kind of corporate welfare. Companies that we jokingly refer to as uncaring monoliths are helping folks out in ways that go beyond good PR. It's a welcome sight to see everyone pulling together in trying times.

AT&T and T-Mobile have entered into a network sharing agreement. The FCC reports that network capacity in affected areas has been reduced by 25%. AT&T and T-Mobile's move to help their customers reach family and emergency services is laudable. Feel free to pressure Sprint and Verizon to enter into a similar agreement.

Comcast is contributing as well. The company's network of Xfinity WiFi hotspots has been opened up for public use in affected areas. Simply identify yourself as a non-subscriber and select the trial session. A map of the hotspots can be found here.

Are we missing any other companies doing their level best to help out? Reach out to us in the comments with your tips for navigating the storm's aftermath.

Via CED Magazine and Engadget

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