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December 03, 2018

AT&T Louisiana Gives to The McNeese State University Foundation for S.T.E.M. Scholarships

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AT&T Louisiana presented a check for $10,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for scholarships to students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math on November 29, 2018.

AT&T Donation to MSU FoundationPictured (left to right) are Representative Mark Abraham, Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish, Blaine Kelly, AT&T SLED Strategic Account Lead, McNeese President Daryl Burckel, Sarah Olcott Allen, AT&T E&LA Regional Director, Chance Henry, AT&T Retail Manager, and Meghan Perrodin, AT&T Assistant Retail Manager.  


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October 26, 2018

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Richland Parish and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Louisiana

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AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of Richland Parish in Louisiana

Richland Parrish Internet

AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Richland Parish. AT&T announced this service today at a news conference held south of Rayville at the location of a tower equipped with the new technology.

This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.

State Senator Francis Thompson, “This is good news for the people of Richland Parish and other areas of Louisiana who will benefit from this new technology and more access to fast broadband service.  From health care and education to public safety and small business, having faster and more reliable internet service is a key factor in our state’s success today and for the future. I want to thank AT&T for their work in bringing more wireless internet access to Richland Parish and Northeast Louisiana.”

State Representative Charles R. “Bubba” Chaney said, “Now more than ever, people have the need to be connected with family, friends, for educational purposes, public safety priorities and for the overall day-to-day activity of commerce. That’s why it’s helpful and appreciated especially in our rural areas whenever new technology becomes available like AT&T’s Fixed Wireless Service being announced today.”

“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Louisiana’s residents and businesses demand,” said AT&T Louisiana Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs Robert Vinet. “Through this new AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service, we are helping close the remaining connectivity gap in our state.”

Richland County Candid

Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on a customer’s home or business. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has more than 1.97 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Louisiana, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Louisiana businesses and residents need. 

In addition to Louisiana, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. 

To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.

1Includes 170GB data allowance per month. Req’s installation of AT&T outdoor antenna & indoor Residential Gateway. $10/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.

 


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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 Inc'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. 

*About AT&T Communications

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. More than 3 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

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.

**Coverage not avail. everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data.

For more information, contact:
Tarvis Thompson
AT&T Corporate Communications
Phone: (404) 538-9879

October 15, 2018

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in DeSoto Parish and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Louisiana

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AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of DeSoto Parish in Louisiana

AT&T LA Fixed Wireless Internet

AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of DeSoto Parish.

This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.

State Representative Larry Bagley said, “Whether it’s small business, agriculture, education or health care, having robust internet services is a growing need, especially in rural areas. That’s why I applaud AT&T for their work in bringing more access across Louisiana so people and businesses can have the technology they need to grow and succeed.”

Grand Cane Mayor Marsha Richardson commented, “This is very good news for the people of DeSoto Parish who will benefit from this new technology and more access to high-speed internet. In today’s fast-moving world, communication is a key to success for our businesses and for keeping in touch with family and friends, so I appreciate AT&T’s continued commitment to expanding broadband access.”

"... I applaud AT&T for their work in bringing more access across Louisiana so people and businesses can have the technology they need to grow and succeed.” —State Representative Larry Bagley

“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Louisiana’s residents and businesses demand,” said AT&T Louisiana Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs Robert Vinet. “Through this new AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service, we are helping close the remaining connectivity gap in our state.”

Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on a customer’s home or business. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has more than 1.97 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Louisiana, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Louisiana businesses and residents need. 

In addition to Louisiana, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. 

To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.

1Includes 170GB data allowance per month. Req’s installation of AT&T outdoor antenna & indoor Residential Gateway. $10/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.


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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 Inc'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.

 

*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 nation’s largest and most reliable network and the nation’s best network for video streaming.** 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.
**Coverage not available everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data.

 

For more information, contact:
Tarvis Thompson
AT&T Corporate Communications
Phone: 404.538.9879

 

October 05, 2018

AT&T Louisiana presents check for $11,250 to the United Way of Acadiana

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AT&T Louisiana presented a check for $11,250 to the United Way of Acadiana on October 1, 2018.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Will Bremer, AT&T Area Retail Sales Manager; Sarah Allen, AT&T E&LA Regional Director, Margaret Trahan, President/CEO United Way of Acadiana; Nicole Rebstock, Campaign Director United Way of Acadiana; and Levar Greenhouse, AT&T Area Manager Construction and Engineering


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October 01, 2018

AT&T Louisiana donates to the United Way of St. Charles

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AT&T Louisiana donated $1000 to the United Way of St. Charles on September 20.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Michael Ruffin, Regional Director of AT&T of Louisiana; and John Dias, Executive Director, United Way of St. Charles.i


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October 01, 2018

AT&T Louisiana donates to the St. John United Way

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AT&T Louisiana donated $1000 to the St. John United Way on September 20, 2018.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Artis Williams, Executive Director, St. John United Way; Lindsey Keller, Administrative Assistant, St. John United Way; and Michael Ruffin, Regional Director for AT&T Louisiana.


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September 25, 2018

AT&T presents donation to United Way of Central Louisiana

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AT&T presented a $2,000 donation to the United Way of Central Louisiana on September 20, 2018.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are: Robert F. Vinet, AT&T Louisiana Regional Director; Booker T. Booze, an AT&T Retiree (Facility Technician) with 35 years of service; Dustin Barber, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3402 - Alexandria President and AT&T Digital Technician; Dave Britt, President/CEO of United Way of Central Louisiana; and Christopher Jones, AT&T Mobility Retails Sales Store Manager.


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September 19, 2018

AT&T Louisiana presents check to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana

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AT&T Louisiana presented a check for $1,500 to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana - Tangipahoa Parish on September 19, 2018.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are David Aubrey, AT&T Louisiana External Affairs Director;     Cammie Proctor, Director of Resource Development, United Way of Southeast Louisiana; Kourtney Garrett Blossom, Area Retail Sales Manager; Austin Morse, Area Retail Sales Manager; and Celeste Boyd-Spear, Assistant Vice President, Louisiana Retail Sales and Services.


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September 13, 2018

AT&T Louisiana presents check to the United Way of Northeast Louisiana

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AT&T Louisiana presented a $3,050 check to the United Way of Northeast Louisiana on September 13, 2018.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Nathan Pilgreen, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3414-Monroe President and AT&T Facility Technician; Brandon Sutherland, Resource Development Manager, United Way of Northeast Louisiana; Janet Durden, President, United Way of Northeast Louisiana; Lenyce Hardaway, AT&T Mobility Retails Sales Store Manager; and Robert F. Vinet, AT&T Regional Director.


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September 11, 2018

AT&T Louisiana presents check to the United Way of Northwest Louisiana

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AT&T Louisiana presented a check for $5,500 to the United Way of Northwest Louisiana on September 11, 2018.

United Way Check Presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Robert F. Vinet, AT&T Louisiana Regional Director; Derrick Eldridge, AT&T Mobility Retail Sales Area Manager; Jennifer Alexander, AT&T Network Manager; Jason Franks, AT&T Network Manager; Charnae McDonald, Donor Relations Coordinator, United Way of Northwest Louisiana; Matt East, AT&T Network Manager; and Dr. Bruce Willson, President and CEO, United Way of Northwest Louisiana.


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September 04, 2018

AT&T Disaster Response Program Keeps Customers Connected During Hurricane Season

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AT&T* is committed to keeping its customers connected during the upcoming hurricane season. And we’re prepared with a fleet of equipment that can be quickly deployed before, during and after any storm.

“Staying connected during severe weather events is critical,” said Scott Mair, president of Operations, AT&T Technology & Operations. “In the last year alone, we responded to 3 major storms and countless other natural disasters. Our people are experienced, constantly perfecting the process and are ready to respond at a moment’s notice.”

How we prepare our network:

  • Boosting capacity to accommodate increased call volume.
  • Testing the high-capacity backup batteries located at cell sites.
  • Staging extended battery life and portable generators and maintaining existing fixed generators.
  • Topping off generators with fuel at cell sites and switching facilities.
  • Staging generators in safe locations for immediate deployment once a storm has passed.

Response equipment we use in the wake of an event:

  • Mobile cell sites and mobile command centers, like Cell on Wheels (COWs) and Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs)
  • Emergency Communications Vehicles (ECVs)
  • Flying Cell on Wings (Flying COWs)
  • Drones
  • A self-sufficient base camp. It’s complete with sleeping tents, bathrooms, kitchen, laundry facilities, on-site nurse and meals ready to eat (MREs).
  • Hazmat equipment and supplies
  • Technology and support trailers to provide infrastructure support and mobile heating ventilation and air conditioning
  • Internal and external resources for initial assessment and recovery efforts.

Our team has spent more than 145,000 hours in the field over the last 25 years. AT&T has invested more than $650 million in its Network Disaster Recovery program (NDR), making it one of the nation’s largest and most advanced programs. We’ve proven time and time again that we are ready and prepared to restore and maintain service if disaster strikes.

Plus, we have new deployables to support first responders as part of our public-private partnership to deliver FirstNet’s nationwide public safety broadband network.

As we prepare, so should you.

Consumers and businesses should have a plan in place. When preparing for an evacuation or shelter-in-place, remember the following.

Customer Tips:

  • Save your smartphone’s battery life. In case of a power outage, extend your device’s battery life by putting it in power-save mode, turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, deleting apps or putting your phone in Airplane Mode. This may prevent you from using certain features, but it will ultimately save battery power.
  • Keep your mobile devices charged. Be sure to have another way to charge your smartphone if the power goes out. 
  • Keep your mobile devices dry. Our mobile phones can be a lifeline during a storm. To protect yours, store it in a water-resistant case, floating waterproof case or plastic bag. A car charger or back-up battery pack can come in handy. If you have multiple devices to keep charged, consider a multi-port back-up battery pack.
  • Back up important information and protect vital documents. Back up insurance papers, medical information and the like to the Cloud or your computer. With cloud storage, you can access your data from any connected device.
  • Have a family communications plan. Choose someone out of the area as a central contact, in case your family is separated. Most importantly, practice your emergency plan in advance.
  • Store emergency contacts in your mobile phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station, hospital and family members.
  • Forward your home number to your mobile number in the event of an evacuation. Because call forwarding is based out of the telephone central office, you will get calls from your landline phone even if your local telephone service is down. If the central office is not operational, services like voicemail and call forwarding may be useful.
  • Track the storm on your mobile device. If you lose power at your home during a storm, you can use your mobile device to access local weather reports.
  • Take advantage of the camera on your smartphone. Be sure to use the camera on your phone to take, store and send photos and video clips of damage to your insurance company.
  • Use location-based technology.  These services can help you find evacuation routes and track a lost family member’s mobile phone.
  • Be prepared for high call volume and keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will be trying call at the same time. This may create network congestion. If you get a “fast busy” signal on your wireless phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone, hang up, wait several seconds and then try again.
  • Try texting vs. calling. Because it requires fewer network resources, text messages may go through more quickly than voice calls.

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August 29, 2018

AT&T Louisiana Contributes $10,000 to the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation

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AT&T Louisiana contributed $10,000 to the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Pictured (from left to right) are State Representative Pat Smith, Chairwoman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation; David Aubrey, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Louisiana; and Cynthia Buggage, Executive Director for the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.

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August 09, 2018

AT&T Awards Louisiana Employee for Act of Bravery

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Kevin Trahan receives AT&T Vail Award

Lake Charles, Louisiana—July 30, 2018 – AT&T Louisiana is pleased to announce that one of its employees is being honored with the Vail Award, which is the company’s highest award for public service, bravery and humanitarian efforts.

The Vail Award recognizes AT&T employees for acts of public service and bravery. This award, established in 1920, is a lasting memorial to Theodore N. Vail, the first president of AT&T. Vail was known for his deep respect for humanity and his strong sense of community.

On December 27, 2017, AT&T Louisiana employee, Kevin Trahan, stabilized two victims of a head-on collision, saving a life.

“What a great example of compassion and leadership that’s been set for all of us by the selfless act of Kevin Trahan in helping save a life,” said Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana. “I congratulate him on a well-deserved Vail Award from our company, and I hope everyone will see the positive impact he’s had on our company and the communities we serve.”

Kevin Trahan receives the AT&T Vail Award from Gregg Oliver, director – Network Services.

In a letter to the Vail Award winner from Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, he stated, “Your deep concern for humanity, as evidenced by this event, is a tribute to you, your family and your fellow employees…Your effort to help others add much to the prestige of this very significant humanitarian honor.”

In addition to the recognition he receives with the Vail Award, Kevin Trahan received a Certificate of Citation and a $1000 cash prize from AT&T.

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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 nation’s largest and most reliable network and the nation’s best network for video streaming.** 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.

August 06, 2018

New AT&T Store Opens in Minden, Louisiana

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Pictured (from left to right) at the recent Minden Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event for the opening of a new AT&T store in Minden, Louisiana, are AT&T State Director David Aubrey; Minden Mayor Tommy Davis; and AT&T Regional Director Robert Vinet.

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July 30, 2018

AT&T at the 2018 Essence Festival

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Pictured (from left to right) are Michael Ruffin, AT&T’s External Affairs Manager for Southeast Louisiana; Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana; New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell; and David Aubrey, AT&T’s Director of External Affairs for Louisiana.

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July 30, 2018

AT&T Contributed $15,000 to Grambling State University to Support GAP Funding Initiative

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On July 11, 2018, AT&T contributed $15,000 to Grambling State University to support the GAP Funding Initiative by providing up to 15 scholarships for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year to help students in financial need. Pictured (from left to right) are David Aubrey, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Louisiana; Richard Gallot, President of Grambling State University; and Marc Newman, Vice President for Advancement for Grambling State University.

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July 29, 2018

AT&T Names Regional Director for Southeast Louisiana

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AT&T* Louisiana announced that New Orleans native Michael Ruffin has been named Regional Director for Southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, the Northshore, Houma and surrounding areas. In this role, Michael will represent AT&T and its operations team to local governments and organizations throughout the region. He replaces Leo Marsh who retired from AT&T in 2017 after 35 years of service.

Michael comes to AT&T from Caesars Entertainment. Over the course of his career, Michael has held various positions in New Orleans with the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity Strategy and the Mayor’s Office of Supplier Diversity. He is also a 2016 fellow of the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, MD and a 2012-2013 Mayoral Fellow for Saving Our Sons in New Orleans. Michael has experience in operations, workforce development, and strategic planning.

“It is my privilege to serve as regional director and work with a tremendous AT&T team here in Louisiana,” said Ruffin. “I look forward to helping continue to build on AT&T’s long history – 138 years and counting – of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement all across our great state.”

Ruffin holds an executive masters degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Xavier University. A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he is also a graduate of Frederick A. Douglass High School in New Orleans.

AT&T currently has more than 250,000 employees, with approximately 3,800 in Louisiana.

*About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. More than 3 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

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.

 **Coverage not avail. everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data

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July 26, 2018

AT&T Continues Expansion of Ultra-Fast Internet in Shreveport-Bossier Area

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AT&T Fiber Project currently building in the Queensborough Neighborhood in Shreveport

Shreveport, LA, July 26, 2018 — To continue to improve how our customers connect, AT&T* is accelerating investment to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network in the Shreveport-Bossier area powered by AT&T Fiber.

The AT&T Fiber launch in Shreveport-Bossier was announced in 2017 and has been continuously expanding since then with the most recent project currently building including approximately 2,000 additional living units connected in the Queensborough area.

“AT&T continues to bring its best internet product to Shreveport-Bossier, and this will not only benefit residential services, it will enhance the way we interact and communicate with the world around us,” said State Representative Sam Jenkins.  “Our community looks forward to a future with increased access and incredibly fast internet speeds, while creating new opportunities for economic development, engagement and education.”

“The citizens of Queensborough are grateful that AT&T not only recognized the demand for faster internet speeds in our area, but also quickly worked to accelerate its availability,” said Demetrius Norman, President of Queensborough Progressive Citizens.  “The demand for speed and connectivity is continuously increasing, and today’s announcement reflects our commitment to support the ongoing public and private investments in our area.  Thank you to AT&T for investing in technology that will keep us up to speed.”

“AT&T is committed to extending access to ultra-fast internet because our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways,” said AT&T Regional Director Robert Vinet.  “A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices, and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we are proud to now offer our fastest internet speeds in many communities in the Shreveport-Bossier area.”

Communities in Shreveport-Bossier are among the 9 million locations across 71 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 14 million locations across at least 84 metro areas by mid-2019.

By investing in adding backhaul over our vast fiber network, bringing fiber to area homes and businesses, we’re ramping up to be prepared for the launch of 5G in these areas when the time comes. Our continued investment in the convergence of fiber and 5G and the future of connectivity unlocks faster speeds and better experiences for education, business, entertainment and more. 

Residents looking for more information on speeds and availability can click here. Businesses interested in AT&T Business Fiber can learn more at att.com/businessfiber. For more information on AT&T Fiber for residential customers, visit att.com/getfiber.

AT&T in Louisiana:

AT&T invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Louisiana between 2014 through 2016 and has more than 1.7 million strand miles of fiber optics stretching across our footprint in Louisiana. This drives upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

AT&T is the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services nationwide. Across Louisiana, AT&T covers more than 35,000 business customer locations with high-speed internet services. 

Cautionary Language Regarding 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 Inc.'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.

** 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.

**Coverage not available everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on 3rd party data.

May 30, 2018

AT&T Louisiana Contributes $5,000 to Support LSU Health Shreveport Foundation

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Featured L to R:
Kevin Flood, President, LSU Health Shreveport Foundation
Robert Vinet, Regional Director, AT&T
Pam Cowen, Account Executive, AT&T
Kenny Brown, Chief information Officer
E. Ghali MD, Chancellor and Dean
Lisa Babin, Ex. Director of Public Affairs, Communication & Development
David Aubrey, State Director of External Affairs, AT&T

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May 02, 2018

AT&T Contributes $100,000 to Support New Orleans-based Camelback Ventures

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Contribution supports diverse social entrepreneurs by helping fund the infrastructure for the 2018 Fellowship program.

New Orleans, Louisiana — On Thursday, April 26, AT&T announced a contribution of $100,000 to New Orleans-based Camelback Ventures (Camelback) as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs.

At an event held at Camelback’s office in New Orleans, representatives from AT&T and Camelback made remarks about the contribution. Aaron Walker, CEO of Camelback stated, “This contribution from AT&T will make a strong impact on helping our efforts and the entrepreneurs we are working with to advance their goals to become more successful in the future. Thank you to AT&T for its continued commitment to our community, our state and the leaders of tomorrow’s economy.”

Aaron Walker, Founder & CEO, Camelback Ventures with David J. Aubrey, AT&T State Director

Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana said, “AT&T is pleased this year to continue our support of Camelback and its work because we share the vision of supporting local entrepreneurs who will cultivate jobs and economic growth in the future.”

AT&T’s contribution supports diverse social entrepreneurs by helping fund the infrastructure for the 2018 Fellowship program. AT&T also supported Camelback’s 2017 program bringing AT&T’s total amount contributed to $350,000. 

Camelback aims to address the inequities of entrepreneurship by providing coaching, capital, and connections to underrepresented entrepreneurs. The contribution from AT&T supports the group’s mission and efforts. 

AT&T invests in education and job training to create a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our company – and our country – for the future. Through the AT&T Aspire initiative, AT&T helps provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs. Since 2008, we’ve committed $400 million to programs to help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world. AT&T Aspire brings together the power of our network – our employees, our technology and organizations – to connect people to opportunities through education and job training. 

About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. 

For more information, contact:                
Tarvis Thompson
AT&T Corporate Communications
404-538-9879
tt242v@att.com

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