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Ivanka joins call with President Trump, telecom providers on increasing service demands

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Ivanka Trump joined her father on a call with the CEOs of Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and other network providers to discuss increased service demands as Americans attempt to stay connected online.

“The amazing employees of our network service providers have answered the call enabling our Nation to work, learn & entertain remotely at unprecedented rates in response to #COVID19. Today @POTUS spoke to industry leaders to thank them for mtg the demand so we can be #TogetherApart,” wrote Ivanka in a tweet Tuesday.

According to Bloomberg, AT&T reported a 27% increase in network internet traffic. Wireless voice minutes were up 39% on Monday compared to an average Monday. Verizon reported an average of 800 million calls each weekday. Comcast reported a 32% increase in peak traffic since March 1, according to Fox Business.

Networks have begun waiving late fees and extending services in response to President Trump’s request to meet the needs of all Americans across industries. According to The Hill, the administration has held numerous calls with various businesses and sectors to ensure this request is met. 

“The President thanked these leaders for not only rising to the increased demand, but extending services to all Americans at no additional cost and for waiving bills and late fees for those experiencing financial hardship,” said Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere in a White House statement.

Senior advisor, Jared Kushner, and director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, were also on the call.

PHOTO SOURCE CREDIT: Ivanka Trump / Twitter

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