The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has teamed with T-Mobile to deploy 5G capabilities for the Miami VA Healthcare System, providing 5G service to medical staff and patients with capable devices.

According to a press release by VA, up to 70,000 lines of service are being provided for medical staff and veterans to ensure access and connectivity.

“We set out to do good with our 5G network and right now healthcare is more important than ever. T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G brings healthcare providers the fastest 5G network of any provider enabling them to deliver high quality medical care,” said Mike Katz, EVP, T-Mobile for Business in a statement. “We are proud to be a long-standing partner of the VA and now the medical teams at the Miami VA Healthcare System can tap into 5G.”

T-Mobile is also collaborating with the VA Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships (SCSP) to enhance access to VA’s telehealth platform, VA Video Connect, by providing free unlimited access to online telehealth services.

“Groundbreaking collaborative partnerships like this play an important role in our success moving forward and we are grateful to T-Mobile for their continued commitment to the partnership with VA,” said Deborah Scher, Executive Advisor to the VA Secretary and leads the VA’s SCSP.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.