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From our CEO

George Mulhern

Everyone has a role in helping reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis

Every day, I see messages of support and hope from so many of our customers, partners, and also competitors. We are all now focused on a single competitor. And, we all have a role in helping reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. We have a responsibility to our family, friends, colleagues, and community to make our contributions count. Lives depend upon it.

What is Cradlepoint doing to help? Our secure, LTE networking solutions are enabling first responders and healthcare professionals to turn up drive-through testing facilities and temporary pop-up clinics in hours instead of days. We are helping connect first responders and government relief agencies to the vital applications and information sources they need to be most effective. We are working with retailers to enable pop-up clinics in their parking lots. We are helping enable Wi-Fi on school buses that can be parked in low-income neighborhoods to allow students access to the Internet.

That’s what our technology enables, but our amazing employees are the heart and soul of Cradlepoint. They are working tirelessly, night and day, to support our partners, customers, and communities as we work through this crisis.

I am the proud CEO of this company of incredible people. I am sure many of you feel the same way about your organization. At least I hope you do. We are a mid-sized company. We don’t have the balance sheet of the giant networking and technology companies. But the heart and commitment I see from our employees, to do our part to help our communities, is bigger than any balance sheet.

Despite everyone working from home now, our support teams haven’t missed a beat. Our operations teams have put processes in place so that we can ship emergency solutions to first responders and healthcare professionals in 12 to 24 hours. Our marketing and engineering teams have developed training videos to help emergency responders on the front line bring up a Cradlepoint wireless network in minutes. In a matter of a week, our employees have pivoted our business activities to the singular focus of doing what we can to help defeat this virus.

My message to all is that we are here if and when you need us. Our company was born and raised in beautiful Boise, Idaho. Like the pioneers that settled Boise, we still embrace the spirit of the community barn raising. Please let us know if we can help. My email is gmulhern@cradlepoint.com.

I have one additional suggestion. We will all be working remotely in more isolated circumstances for a while. So, take the time to reach out to loved ones, friends, and colleagues and let them know you are there if they need you. It matters.

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