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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.

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.

***Donations will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms and Privacy Policy:hmgf.org/t. Visit redcross.org for additional information.

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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.


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AT&T Corporate Communications
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November 30, 2018

AT&T Brings Faster Network to La Porte City Customers

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

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

La Porte City, Iowa, Nov. 30, 2018AT&T* has added a new cell site to its 4G LTE network in La Porte City 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 La Porte 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.”

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.


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Mark Giga
AT&T Corporate Communications
612.206.0193

 

November 30, 2018

AT&T Brings Faster Network to Dumont Customers

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

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

Dumont, Iowa, Nov. 30, 2018AT&T* has added a new cell site to its 4G LTE network in Dumont 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 Dumont 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 08, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Dustin Blythe

We are closing out the year just the way we started it: connecting people to opportunity. From connecting the U.S. Army, to connecting AT&T employees to career pipelines, or even connecting students to academic training, at its core, this is what all of us at AT&T do every day. I am so proud of what we have accomplished this year in Iowa, and as I look forward to 2018 I am excited for what is to come. But before we get to January, I want to wish all of you, your family and your friends a happy holiday season and a happy New Year!

Best regards,

Dustin Blythe
Director External Affairs — Iowa & Nebraska


Don't Be One of the 5%

cyberaware

Five percent of consumers in the U.S. text their passwords to their accounts (not a good idea) … 5% of consumers use consecutive letters or numbers for their passwords (you might as well text those passwords to the bad guys in the first place) … 5% of consumers provide their personal or financial info to an email sender without verifying who they are.

The good news is that most Americans know that these are things we should not be doing online if we want to protect ourselves. The challenge is that the crooks are getting smarter, making it harder for consumers to know what to do to protect themselves online. That’s why AT&T just launched att.com/CyberAware.

Bookmark — and regularly visit — this site to learn about the latest tips for protecting yourself and your family, and stay up to date on the latest threats. From ID theft, to malware to robocalls and other concerns, we’ve put the resources all in one place.

*FleishmanHillard survey, on behalf of AT&T, of 1,020 American consumers age 18 and older online between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, 2017

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December 07, 2017

U.S. Army Chooses AT&T for Modernized Global Communications

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

Army

With nearly 1 million users globally, the U.S. Army has chosen AT&T for its latest contract to unify and modernize their communications capabilities.

We’re providing the Army with a new way to think about connectivity. Our services will make it easier for Army personnel to connect, collaborate and share information in support of daily operations globally. These services include voice, video, chat, instant messaging, presence and screen sharing. Army mechanics overseas can share screens with experts at a home station to speed repairs. Commanders and their staffs can use live video links to collaborate across different locations or direct troop operations abroad.

Army personnel in the U.S. and abroad will have access to these services on demand from their desktops, laptops and approved mobile devices. The Army will not need to buy new equipment. The services are cloud-based, and we will manage them. We are also delivering them in classified and highly secure unclassified formats.

“We’re honored to deliver capabilities that complement our vision of a ‘Network of the Future’ for the Army,” said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Global Public Sector. “These services will help the heroes who defend our nation to connect, share and keep us safe.”

The U.S. Army’s modernization efforts align with Department of Defense strategies to maintain the military’s technological advantage through the use of commercial cloud services.

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December 06, 2017

Employee Uncovers Grandpa’s Secret World War II AT&T Project that Changed the World

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

HistoryBrian Rexroad, vice president of Security Platforms in Bedminster, New Jersey, always knew that his grandfather Carl Rumpel had worked for AT&T. But when you’re a kid, you don’t think to ask what “Gramp” did from day to day. Recently, when going through one of his grandfather’s old journals, Brian made an amazing discovery: his grandfather fought Nazis, by helping to create a voice encryption system called SIGSALY.

“It’s one of the first — if not the first — voice encryption systems that was used by [Winston] Churchill and [Franklin D.] Roosevelt to communicate during a World War II effort,” Rexroad said.

Yes, the man Brian called “Gramp” was instrumental in creating technology that was used to defeat Nazi Germany. With stations set up in Washington, D.C., London and Northern Africa, SIGSALY allowed phone conversations without any unwanted listening in.

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December 05, 2017

Jobs for Iowa's Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

Support is part of a $3.5 million contribution to Jobs for America’s Graduates and will help reach more Iowa youth at risk of dropping out of high school

JAG

Jobs for Iowa's Graduates and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support career paths for underserved students. Because of its success in keeping kids in school, Jobs for Iowa's Graduates was one of 24 state affiliates selected to share in $3.5 million from AT&T.

The JAG program equips students to overcome obstacles to a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Test. The program does this through mentoring, academic support, links to social services, and other interventions. Students are guided into post-secondary education, entry-level jobs with pathways to successful careers or the military.

Jobs for Iowa's Graduates will use the $100,000 to support local students.

“Helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in 21st century careers is a critical step to building the diverse workforce we need to power our company — and our country — for the future,” said Dustin Blythe, Director of External Affairs, AT&T Iowa. “JAG has a track record of success, and this funding will allow them to provide even more students the opportunity to thrive.”

In 2016, JAG’s network of affiliates reported a 95% high school graduation rate, compared to the national graduation rate of 83% in 20151. Currently, the JAG model is offered in nearly 1,250 public high schools, community colleges, and alternative learning centers in 34 states.

Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg joined AT&T State Director Dustin Blythe to present a $100,000 contribution to iJAG to expand to five additional sites. We were thrilled to celebrate the contribution at Boone High School late last month. Read more about it here.

In more than 3 decades of operation, JAG has helped more than 1.2 million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education and secure quality, entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities. The JAG Graduating Class of 2016 achieved 84% successful outcomes, meaning students were enrolled in post-secondary education or were employed (or some combination of the two) for a full 12 months after they graduated from high school.

Since 2008, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have provided more than $11.4 million in funding to JAG and its local affiliates. This support is part of AT&T Aspire, which helps provide access to education and the training people need to get and keep good jobs. Since 2008, AT&T has committed $400 million to help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world.

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November 01, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by AT&T Iowa Team

Veterans Day is a day of reflection. Reflecting on our country’s past. Reflecting on where we are today. And, most importantly, reflecting on those who fought for our freedoms.

AT&T has a long history of supporting our military and First Responders. We’ve committed to hiring 20,000 veterans by the year 2020. We’re also using our talents to construct a public safety broadband network called FirstNet to connect our First Responders in new ways.

On Veterans Day and every day, we are thankful for our service members.

Join me this Veterans Day in thanking our heroes for their bravery and sacrifices.

Veterans day

To join us in thanking a veteran or military family, share a photo, video or a simple note of gratitude on social media using #ThankOurHeroes.

We are proud to join our voices together with a message to veterans: thank you for your service!

Sincerely,

Dustin Blythe
Director, External Affairs — Iowa & Nebraska

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