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August 05, 2019

Join AT&T for an It Can Wait Event

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

It Can Wait

Questions? Contact Dustin Blythe at db648x@att.com.

www.ItCanWait.com  |  #ItCanWait


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July 25, 2019

This summer, we’re keeping communities connected

Posted by Dustin Blythe

Dear Friend,

This summer, as always, we’re working hard to strengthen and promote our corporate citizenship and values. As part of this, we remain prepared to respond to any and every natural disaster — something that is all too common during these summer months.

Our entire business relies on connections. As part of that, we remain committed to empowering the communities that need it most, and we look forward to the connections to come.

Best regards,

Dustin Blythe
Director — External Affairs
AT&T Iowa and Nebraska
iowa.att.com

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July 24, 2019

In wake of floods, AT&T donates $10,000 to the Grow Quad Cities fund to support the disaster relief efforts

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

Check Presentation

Last month, in response to historic flooding in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, AT&T donated $10,000 to the Grow Quad Cities fund to support the disaster relief efforts of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

AT&T External Affairs Director Dustin Blythe said, “As a member of the local business community, we are proud to contribute $10,000 to the Grow Quad Cities Fund to aid in the recovery effort and help businesses get back on their feet.”

At the check presentation ceremony Paul Rumler, the President and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, praised AT&T: “Our business community was hit hard by the flooding and clean up and repairs are extensive.  We are fortunate so many residents and businesses such as AT&T have generously contributed to aid in recovery.”

On hand to celebrate the contribution included local elected official Senator Jim Lykam as well as local AT&T employees.


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July 23, 2019

Storm season ahead: Stay prepared

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

At AT&T, we know firsthand the power and unpredictability of natural disasters. That’s why we're ready with one of the largest Natural Disaster Recovery fleets in the industry. So, as we all keep a close eye on the forecasts this time of year, I encourage you to make sure that you and your family are prepared and have a plan to stay safe in the event of a disaster.

AT&T starts its storm-preparedness process as we closely monitor any natural disaster's anticipated track.

Preparation includes:

 

Topping off fuel generators

 

Protecting physical facilities against flooding with sandbags

 

Staging other emergency response equipment in strategic locations for quick deployment following the storm

 

Testing high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites

Our AT&T National Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry’s largest and most advanced disaster response programs. The NDR fleet includes hundreds of technology recovery and support trailers nationwide that can be quickly deployed to support customers and first responders.

Response equipment readied in the wake of an event may include:

 

Hazmat equipment and supplies

 

 

Emergency communications vehicles (ECVs)

 

Flying Cell on Wings
(Flying COWs)

 

Drones

 

Internal and external resources for initial assessment and recovery efforts

 

A self-sufficient base camp. This is complete with sleeping tents, bathrooms, kitchen, laundry facilities, on-site nurse and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)

 

Mobile cell sites and mobile command centers, like Cell on Wheels (COWs) and Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs)

 

Technology and support trailers to provide infrastructure support and mobile heating, ventilation and air conditioning

AT&T is prepared, and with your personal plan in place, I am confident we will rise to meet ant challenge and work together to address any post-storm issues and restore our communities.

Please stay safe, and thank you for what you do every day to keep our state prepared to meet and beat challenges.


As we prepare in case of an emergency, you should, too. Everybody should have a plan in place. When preparing for an evacuation or shelter-in-place, consider the following.

Customer Tips:

 

Keep your mobile device battery charged. In case of a power outage, have another way to charge your phone, like an extra battery, car charger or device-charging accessory. Applicable sales tax holidays are a great time to stock up on cell phone accessories. 

 

Keep your mobile devices dry. The biggest threat to your device during a hurricane is water. Keep it safe from the elements by storing it in a baggie or some other type of protective covering, like an Otterbox phone cover.

 

Have a family communication plan. Choose someone out of the area as a central contact. Make sure all family members know who to contact if they get separated. Most importantly, practice your emergency plan in advance.

 

Program all your emergency contact numbers and email addresses into your mobile phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station, hospital and your family members.

 

Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take, store and send your insurance company photos and video clips of damage to your property.

 

Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. Limit your calls to the most important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business associates.

 

Use location-based technology. Services like AT&T Navigator and AT&T FamilyMap can help you find evacuation routes or avoid traffic from downed trees and power lines. They can also track a family member’s wireless device if you get separated.

 

Limit social media activity. Keep social media activity to a minimum during and after a storm to limit network congestion and allow for emergency communications to go through.

 

Keep the lines open for emergencies. During evacuations, storm events and the aftermath, network resources will likely be taxed. To help ensure that emergency personnel have open lines, keep these tips in mind.

 

Be prepared for high call volume. During an emergency, many people are trying to use their phones at the same time. The increased calling volume may create network congestion, leading to “fast busy” signals on your wireless phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this happens, hang up, wait several seconds and then call again. This allows your original call data to clear the network before you try again.

 

Forward your home number to your mobile number in the event of an evacuation. Call forwarding is based out of the telephone central office. This means you will get calls from your landline phone even if your local telephone service is disrupted. If the central office is not operational, services such as voicemail and call forwarding may be useful.

 

Track the storm and access weather information on your mobile device. Many homes lose power during severe weather. You can stay up to speed as a DIRECTV customer, by streaming local weather channels using the DIRECTV app on your smartphone. If you subscribe to mobile DVR, you can also stream every channel directly to your phone.

 

Text messaging. During an emergency situation, text messages may go through more quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network resources. All AT&T wireless devices are text messaging-capable. Depending on your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.

 

After a storm passes: 

You should monitor local news and take the necessary safety precautions for your personal safety and when traveling to work.

Go to https://about.att.com/pages/disaster_relief for more information and tips on disaster preparedness.


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July 22, 2019

Future focused. Purpose driven. 2018 AT&T Corporate Responsibility Update

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

As the world faces evolving environmental, economic and social challenges, we believe AT&T has a role in helping people develop innovative, transformative solutions, share ideas and generate positive impacts.

Our approach to social responsibility is based on the core belief that our long-term business success is tied to the strength and health of our communities and the world. That’s why we’re prioritizing preparing current and future employees for the workforce of tomorrow, mitigating the impact of climate change and leading positive change in our society.

In 2018, we celebrated 10 years of our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, our $500 million commitment to education and skills building. To help connect young people to the skills needed for success, AT&T has committed to host 200 interns annually, through Year Up, by 2022.

We made measurable progress on our goal to enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by 2025, moving 20% of the way toward that goal.

And, across the country, AT&T employees are working to expand economic opportunity, provide training and help those in need through our AT&T Believes initiative.

Learn more by following @ATTimpact or read the report at http://www.att.com/sustainabilityreport.


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July 11, 2019

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds in Iowa

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansions Will Give Customers and First Responders Better Access to Mobile Internet

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers across Iowa got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We enhanced 4G LTE coverage in 13 cities to help give customers and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. The cities are Audubon, Bellevue, Centerville, Dixon, Elma, Fairbank, Hampton, Iowa Falls, Lone Tree, Manning, Riceville, St. Ansgar and Washington.

Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

By building out our 4G LTE network, we are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability and capacity of our network using the latest technology. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities across Iowa that will give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Lt. Tom Lampe, bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Public Safety Communications. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2016 to 2018, we invested more than $100 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses.


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June 20, 2019

AT&T Invests Nearly $100 Million Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Iowa

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

At AT&T1, we’ve invested nearly $100 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. We’ve also improved critical services that support Public Safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform.

AT&T’s wireless network covers more than 99% of all Americans and has become the fastest wireless network in the nation, according to the first quarter 2019 results from tests taken with Speedtest® and analyzed by Ookla®.2 

In 2018, AT&T made 812 wireless network upgrades in Iowa. We added new cell sites, additional network capacity and enhanced back haul. By building out our 4G LTE network, we’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability of our network and upgrade our technology.

Additionally, for the 5th consecutive year we've landed on Fortune magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired" companies. It's also the 6th year in a row we've appeared on the Global Top 50 list – no other telecom company made the Top 50.

“In order to compete in a disruptive digital and global economy, Iowa must have the best mobile high-speed broadband networks in place,” said Governor Kim Reynolds. “Our strategy for broadband internet expansion includes private sector investments like AT&T’s as well as leveraging state and federal dollars. Taking this approach will help create vibrant economic opportunities for agriculture, health care, manufacturing, education, energy, transportation and public safety.”

“Mobile broadband communications are fast becoming the lifeblood of many local businesses and important to job creation and the growth of our state’s economy,” said Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. “AT&T’s continued investment in our state and the buildout of wireless cell sites and small cells helps ensure that businesses and consumers across the state are able to use the latest high-speed online applications and services.” 

Transforming Public Safety Communications

FirstNet is Public Safety's dedicated, nationwide communications platform. It is for all first responders – career and volunteer, urban or rural. It’s bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities, helping first responders connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.

Building upon our current and planned investments in Iowa, we continue to extend the reach and increase the capacity of the FirstNet communications platform:

  • Deployed Band 14 spectrum in more than 600 markets nationwide, including Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City and Waterloo. Band 14 is high-quality spectrum provided by the First Responder Network Authority. Its signal covers larger geographic areas with less infrastructure to better support rural communities, and it can better reach in-building in more urban areas as compared to higher-MHz spectrum.
  • Iowa first responders enjoy the fastest overall experience on FirstNet, compared to any commercial network in the nation, thanks to the specialized capabilities enabled by the physically separate and dedicated FirstNet network core, like always-on priority and preemption. 3
  • Public safety agencies subscribed to FirstNet have 24/7 access to a nationwide fleet of 75 deployable network assets. These assets can either be deployed for planned events or called upon in emergencies to help first responders stay connected and operate faster, safer and more effectively when lives are on the line.

FirstNet is built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority – an independent agency within the federal government. This helps ensure that the FirstNet communications platform and service offerings meet the short- and long-term needs of the public safety community.

To learn more about our wireless coverage in Iowa, or anywhere in the U.S., visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.


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1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

2 Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for Q1 2019. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

3Based on AT&T analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® nationwide data average download speeds for Q1 2019. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

May 23, 2019

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds in Ackley and Eldora

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Help Give Customers and First Responders Better Access to Mobile Internet

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Ackley and Eldora got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We enhanced the area’s 4G LTE coverage to help give customers and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

By building out our 4G LTE network, we are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability and capacity of our network using the latest technology. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities in Ackley, Eldora and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Lt. Tom Lampe, bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Public Safety Communications. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

These new enhancements also brought FirstNet Band 14 spectrum to the area to provide optimal coverage and capacity for first responders. Band 14 is high-quality spectrum provided by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Its signal covers larger geographic areas with less infrastructure to better support rural communities. And, thanks to the specialized capabilities enabled by FirstNet, Public Safety subscribers enjoy the fastest overall experience compared to any commercial network.1

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015 to 2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses. We continued our investment in Iowa in 2018 and plan to keep upgrading our network throughout 2019.


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May 23, 2019

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds in Birmingham and Richland

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Help Give Customers and First Responders Better Access to Mobile Internet

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Birmingham and Richland got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We enhanced the area’s 4G LTE coverage to help give customers and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

By building out our 4G LTE network, we are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability and capacity of our network using the latest technology. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities in Birmingham, Richland and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Lt. Tom Lampe, bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Public Safety Communications. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

These new enhancements also brought FirstNet Band 14 spectrum to the area to provide optimal coverage and capacity for first responders. Band 14 is high-quality spectrum provided by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Its signal covers larger geographic areas with less infrastructure to better support rural communities. And, thanks to the specialized capabilities enabled by FirstNet, Public Safety subscribers enjoy the fastest overall experience compared to any commercial network.1

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015 to 2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses. We continued our investment in Iowa in 2018 and plan to keep upgrading our network throughout 2019.


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May 15, 2019

AT&T Donates $10,000 for Flood Relief in Eastern Iowa

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

Donation to support “Grow Quad Cities” small business recovery efforts

In response to historic flooding in eastern Iowa and western Illinois AT&T* is donating $10,000 to the Grow Quad Cities fund to support the disaster relief efforts of the Quad Cities Chamber.

“We are grateful to AT&T for its contribution,” said Paul Rumler, President & CEO, Quad Cities Chamber. “Our business community was hard hit by the flooding and clean-up and repairs are extensive. We’re fortunate that so many residents and businesses such as AT&T have generously contributed to aid in recovery. Every little bit helps.”

“As a member of the local business community, we are proud to contribute $10,000 to the Grow Quad Cities Fund to aid in the recovery effort and help businesses get back on their feet.” —Dustin Blythe, director-External Affairs, AT&T Iowa

“The historic flooding that swept through the Quad Cities had an especially devastating impact on small business in the area,” said Dustin Blythe, director-External Affairs, AT&T Iowa. “As a member of the local business community, we are proud to contribute $10,000 to the Grow Quad Cities Fund to aid in the recovery effort and help businesses get back on their feet.”

The donation will assist the Quad Cities Chamber in their efforts to help small business in the Quad Cities area recover following flooding in the six-county, bi-state region.

In addition to the financial donation, AT&T retail stores in Davenport and Moline have also been taking donations of cleaning supplies for flood relief and clean-up. AT&T will deliver donated and other essential items to the Red Cross.


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April 10, 2019

We lend a helping hand and pride ourselves on being a great company to work for

Posted by Dustin Blythe

I have always been amazed by the can-do spirit of Iowans. When our friends and neighbors need help, everyone immediately pitches in and lends a hand. That spirit was especially evident during the recent historic floods that swept through Iowa. So many people, including many of our own employees who live and work here, were faced with a huge clean-up effort to return their homes to normal.

I’m proud to say that at AT&T, we are an active part of this great community and jumped right in to help. Our employees immediately took up a collection of cleaning supplies for those flood victims that were especially hard hit. We also supported the efforts of the Red Cross and worked to restore and deliver mobile connectivity to our customers.

Community involvement is in AT&T’s DNA. We have a long history of being there when we’re needed most. Whether it is an emergency response to a natural disaster, working to enhance education, relieve food insecurities or deliver technology solutions for public safety, Iowans can count on AT&T.

We are always proud and humbled to be part of this great state, and when something bad happens to some of us, it happens to all of us. And we’re always here to help.

 

Sincerely,

Dustin Blythe
Director — External Affairs
AT&T Nebraska and Iowa

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April 09, 2019

AT&T Included on FORTUNE Best Big Companies to Work For List

Posted by AT&T Iowa

Fortune

At AT&T, making our company a great place to work for each of our more than 250,000 employees is always a priority.

That’s why we’re excited to be included on the first-ever FORTUNE Best Big Companies to Work For list.

The list recognizes companies with more than 100,000 U.S. employees that passed the Great Place to Work Certification bar.

To build the list, FORTUNE and Great Place to Work consider programs such as our Employee Relief Fund and employee responses to questions about their opportunities to reach their full potential at their company, no matter who they are or what they do.

Our employees are living proof of our values, and being recognized on a list like this reaffirms the dedication that helped get us here,” said Bill Blase, SEVP Human Resources.

Our values — and how employees are living them out — impact AT&T’s rank as a great place to work.

We’re dedicated to be there when our employees need us through policies like our 8-week paid parental leave to help new moms and dads. Our 12 Employee Resource Groups, 13 Employee Networks and mentoring programs give employees opportunities to support and learn from each other.

See the full FORTUNE Best Big Companies to Work For list here.

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April 08, 2019

AT&T Red Oak Call Center Employees Donate Supplies to Flood Victims

Posted by AT&T Iowa

Supplies

As historic flooding in Southern Iowa and Nebraska upended the lives of so many people in the affected areas, employees at the AT&T Call Center in Red Oak, Iowa knew they wanted to do something to help.

With a massive clean-up effort facing flood victims, Red Oak employees jumped into action and organized a collection of cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, disinfectant and paper towels. People generously responded, and supplies began pouring in and accumulated quickly to help individuals clean up and begin to recover from the flooding.

Call center manager Dawn Dozier is proud of the employees who so generously donated to the relief efforts.

I am so proud to be part of this team that responds to hardship with kindness. We are glad to have played a small part in helping our friends, family, neighbors and others in the community recover from these devastating floods.

Contributions were directed to Shenandoah Parks and Recreation in Iowa.

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April 08, 2019

AT&T Providing Relief to Customers Affected by Floods in Nebraska and Iowa

Posted by AT&T Iowa

Storms

In response to the historic flooding in the Midwest, AT&T* is making a $20,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

The contribution will support response and recovery efforts to help support those affected by the floods in Iowa and Nebraska.

"With disasters, communities need both immediate response and sustained recovery,” said Dustin Blythe, director-External Affairs, AT&T Iowa and Nebraska.  “As part of the local community in Nebraska, we are joining with our friends, neighbors and families to help those affected by the flood and aid in their recovery.” 

To keep AT&T wireless and AT&T PREPAID customers affected by flooding in Iowa and Nebraska connected during this difficult time, we’re providing unlimited talk, text and data access. This offer is for customers in the identified zip codes below, and runs from March 20 through March 25.

"With disasters, communities need both immediate response and sustained recovery.” —Dustin Blythe, director external affairs, AT&T Iowa and Nebraska

To make this possible we’re automatically issuing credits and waiving additional service charges for AT&T wireless customers with billing addresses and AT&T PREPAID customers with phone numbers across 30 counties in over 305 zip codes at this time.1 To see if your zip code is covered see below.Customers in these areas may still receive alerts during these dates, but accounts will reflect the credits and/or waived data, voice and text charges.

We continue to work around the clock to ensure our customers and first responders stay connected. Our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team, in collaboration with the FirstNet team at AT&T, is currently deploying network recovery equipment and mobile cell towers to provide service to affected areas throughout Nebraska.

To help people affected by the Nebraska floods, please consider making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Click here or text "REDCROSS” to 90999 to give $10*** that enables the Red Cross to respond to and help people recover from disasters.

1 Location based on billing address for AT&T wireless customers and phone number for AT&T PREPAID customers. Credits will post in 2-3 billing cycles for AT&T wireless customers and within 30 days for AT&T PREPAID customers. Applicable taxes may be estimates and may include administrative and government fees. Dates based on local time zones.

2 Zip codes: 50401, 50402, 50423, 50428, 50432, 50433, 50438, 50447, 50449, 50451, 50457, 50464, 50469, 50479, 50480, 50482, 50483, 50511, 50517, 50519, 50522, 50529, 50539, 50545, 50548, 50556, 50558, 50570, 50577, 50590, 50598, 50602, 50604, 50619, 50636, 50660, 50665, 50670, 50864, 51003, 51006, 51009, 51010, 51020, 51022, 51023, 51025, 51027, 51034, 51036, 51040, 51041, 51046, 51058, 51060, 51063, 51201, 51231, 51234, 51238, 51239, 51244, 51245, 51247, 51248, 51250, 51346, 51431, 51445, 51501, 51502, 51503, 51510, 51521, 51523, 51525, 51526, 51529, 51532, 51533, 51534, 51536, 51540, 51542, 51545, 51546, 51548, 51549, 51550, 51551, 51553, 51554, 51555, 51556, 51557, 51558, 51559, 51560, 51561, 51563, 51564, 51566, 51571, 51572, 51575, 51576, 51577, 51579, 52043, 52049, 52052, 52076, 52157, 52159, 52203, 52220, 52236, 52251, 52301, 52307, 52316, 52325, 52334, 52347, 52361, 68002, 68003, 68005, 68007, 68008, 68010, 68015, 68016, 68017, 68018, 68020, 68022, 68023, 68025, 68026, 68028, 68029, 68030, 68031, 68033, 68034, 68037, 68038, 68039, 68040, 68041, 68042, 68044, 68045, 68046, 68047, 68048, 68050, 68055, 68057, 68058, 68059, 68061, 68062, 68063, 68064, 68066, 68067, 68068, 68069, 68070, 68071, 68072, 68073, 68101, 68102, 68103, 68104, 68105, 68106, 68107, 68108, 68110, 68111, 68112, 68113, 68114, 68116, 68117, 68118, 68122, 68123, 68124, 68127, 68128, 68130, 68131, 68132, 68133, 68134, 68135, 68136, 68137, 68138, 68139, 68142, 68144, 68145, 68147, 68152, 68154, 68157, 68164, 68178, 68179, 68182, 68197, 68198, 68304, 68307, 68317, 68336, 68339, 68347, 68349, 68358, 68366, 68368, 68372, 68402, 68404, 68407, 68409, 68413, 68419, 68428, 68430, 68438, 68455, 68461, 68462, 68463, 68501, 68502, 68503, 68504, 68505, 68506, 68507, 68508, 68509, 68510, 68512, 68514, 68516, 68517, 68520, 68521, 68522, 68523, 68524, 68526, 68527, 68528, 68529, 68532, 68542, 68588, 68620, 68621, 68633, 68636, 68648, 68649, 68652, 68660, 68664, 68701, 68702, 68710, 68715, 68726, 68728, 68731, 68732, 68733, 68741, 68743, 68748, 68751, 68752, 68756, 68757, 68758, 68764, 68770, 68776, 68781, 68784, 68785, 68901, 68902, 68955, 68956, 68973


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*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

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March 13, 2019

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds in Cantril and Keosauqua

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Help Give Customers and First Responders Better Access to Mobile Internet

CANTRIL, Iowa, Mar. 13, 2018 — AT&T* customers and FirstNet subscribers in Cantril and Keosauqua got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We enhanced the area’s 4G LTE coverage to help give customers and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

By building out our 4G LTE network, we are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability and capacity of our network using the latest technology.

“We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.” –Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa

We’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities in Cantril and Keosauqua and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015 to 2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses. We continued our investment in Iowa in 2018 and plan to keep upgrading our network throughout 2019.


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*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2019 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd sourced studies.

FirstNet® and the FirstNet service logo are the intellectual property of the First Responder Network Authority.

March 13, 2019

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds in Central City

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Help Give Customers and First Responders Better Access to Mobile Internet

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa, Mar. 13, 2018 — AT&T* customers and FirstNet subscribers in Central City got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We enhanced the area’s 4G LTE coverage to help give customers and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

By building out our 4G LTE network, we are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability and capacity of our network using the latest technology.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities in Central City and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way.” –Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa

We’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities in Central City and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015 to 2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses. We continued our investment in Iowa in 2018 and plan to keep upgrading our network throughout 2019.


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*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2019 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd sourced studies.

FirstNet® and the FirstNet service logo are the intellectual property of the First Responder Network Authority.

December 21, 2018

AT&T Brings Faster Network to Truro Customers

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Give Customers Better Access to Mobile Internet

AT&T* has added a new cell site to its 4G LTE network in Truro to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

With 4G LTE, customers will have a better network connection while doing things like streaming videos, sharing on social media and texting family and friends.

We’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities here in Truro and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015–2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses.

In 2017, AT&T made more than 365 network enhancements across Iowa. This included new cell sites, the addition of network capacity and network upgrades. We are continuing our investments in our Iowa networks in 2018.


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*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2018 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd sourced studies.


For more information, contact:            
Mark Giga
AT&T Corporate Communications
612.206.0193
December 19, 2018

AT&T Continues to Expand Wireless Network Across Iowa

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

AT&T continues to expand its wireless network across Iowa to enhance coverage and reliability, with new cell sites in Dumont, Cascade, Langworthy, Wyoming, Garner and La Porte City.

You can access additional information about these network improvements through the following links:

From 2015–2017, AT&T invested nearly $120 million in its Iowa wireless and wired networks. In 2017, AT&T made more than 365 network enhancements across Iowa, including new cell sites, additional network capacity and network upgrades. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans including users of FirstNet — the nationwide public safety communications platform that helps first responders communicate and keep Iowans safer.


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November 30, 2018

AT&T Brings Faster Network to Eastern Iowa Customers

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Give Customers Better Access to Mobile Internet

Cascade, Iowa, Nov. 30, 2018AT&T* has added a new cell site to its 4G LTE network in Cascade, Langworthy and Wyoming to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

With 4G LTE, customers will have a better network connection while doing things like streaming videos, sharing on social media and texting family and friends.

We’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities here in eastern Iowa and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015–2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses.

In 2017, AT&T made more than 365 network enhancements across Iowa. This included new cell sites, the addition of network capacity and network upgrades. We are continuing our investments in our Iowa networks in 2018.


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*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2018 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd sourced studies.


For more information, contact:            
Mark Giga
AT&T Corporate Communications
612.206.0193

 

November 30, 2018

AT&T Brings Faster Network to Garner Customers

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

4G LTE Expansion Will Give Customers Better Access to Mobile Internet

Garner, Iowa, Nov. 30, 2018AT&T* has added a new cell site to its 4G LTE network in Garner to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

With 4G LTE, customers will have a better network connection while doing things like streaming videos, sharing on social media and texting family and friends.

We’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities here in Garner and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”

We’re committed to our networks in Iowa

From 2015–2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses.

In 2017, AT&T made more than 365 network enhancements across Iowa. This included new cell sites, the addition of network capacity and network upgrades. We are continuing our investments in our Iowa networks in 2018.


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*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2018 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd sourced studies.


For more information, contact:            
Mark Giga
AT&T Corporate Communications
612.206.0193