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March 27, 2018

I’m excited to start this next chapter for AT&T

Posted by David Lewis

My name is David Lewis, the new president of AT&T Michigan. I am honored to serve in this position and I look forward to meeting you. 

I have lived my entire life in Indiana, but I was born here in Michigan, in Detroit. It is a thrill for me to be able to bring my family back to Michigan today to serve the company I love and support the work that we do in communities all across the state.

In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to traveling Michigan to meet with colleagues, customers and partners of AT&T. Our company is doing so many very exciting things like supporting legislation to expand access to high-speed wireless service and building FirstNet, a new communications platform for first responders in Michigan.

I’m excited to start this next chapter for AT&T and for my family, and I hope that our paths cross soon.

Sincerely,

David Lewis
President — AT&T Michigan

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March 26, 2018

Contribution made to support families of fallen officers

Posted by David Lewis

 Earlier this month, AT&T presented the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) with a $10,000 contribution to support the Sheriff & Municipal Memorial Assistance Response Team (SMMART), a program aiding the families of fallen officers throughout the state.

“It’s hard enough already to be the son, daughter, husband or wife of a police officer — every day your loved one risks his or her life to serve and protect the community, and sometimes they don’t make it home,” said Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey, President of the MSA. “In those tragic situations, it’s important that we do everything we can to help those families through the traumatic experience of losing a loved one, and this contribution from AT&T will help a great deal in that regard.”

First established in 2003, the SMMART program provides meaningful support in the areas of funeral planning, benefit coordination and stress management for the families of Michigan’s fallen officers.

AT&T is immensely proud to support the SMMART program. Helping the families of fallen officers is the least we can do to support the brave men and women risking their lives every day to keep the rest of us safe.

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March 25, 2018

Oakland County becomes first Michigan county to join FirstNet

Posted by David Lewis

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Recognizing an opportunity to better serve and protect the public safety, Oakland County recently made the decision to equip its law enforcement personnel with FirstNet — the nationwide broadband network serving the public safety community — offering public safety users advanced tools and communications capabilities. Last year, AT&T was selected through a national bid process to build and manage this new communications network

“As technology continues to change at a fast pace, we need a system which can communicate over different platforms and handle various forms of communication,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “We now have a platform to get this information out to our boots on the ground, and we are proud to be the first agency in Michigan to launch these improvements.”

By joining FirstNet, Oakland County’s first responders will receive preemptive access to network resources, ensuring Oakland County’s law enforcement officers are always able to communicate and coordinate their response efforts, even during times of crisis when traditional communications networks are at a greater risk of being overloaded.

Additionally, FirstNet will drive public safety-focused innovation, helping to make advanced communications tools — like smartphones, apps and connected devices — more useful, valuable, and available to Oakland County’s first responders.

We’re thrilled to see Oakland County step forward and lead the way in implementing this transformative technology. FirstNet will help first responders across the country better serve and protect our communities, and AT&T is honored to be able to play a role in making that happen.

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March 24, 2018

Michigan legislature takes up small cell legislation to bring faster wireless service

Posted by David Lewis

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The Michigan legislature is currently considering a bill that would clear the way for AT&T and other communications providers to invest in faster wireless service to greatly enhance the strength, capacity and reliability our network throughout the state.

SB 637 established standards for processes associated with the permitting, installation and maintenance of small cell devices in municipal rights-of-way. Once enacted, the streamlined processes will allow providers to rapidly invest in these infrastructure enhancements, benefiting consumers, businesses and communities throughout the state.

Unsurprisingly, the bill has received widespread support from a diverse group of organizations throughout the state including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and chambers of commerce in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Northwest Michigan, local law enforcement officials and community groups that all recognize the benefits that come with investing in Michigan’s communications infrastructure.

SB 637 has already passed through the state Senate and now is before the State House for consideration.

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March 06, 2018

AT&T Names David Lewis President of AT&T Michigan

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

Lansing, MI, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — AT&T* today named David Lewis president of AT&T Michigan. Lewis is a near 10-year veteran of the company’s external, government, and public affairs efforts.

A native of Indianapolis, Lewis joined AT&T Indiana in 2009 as the company’s Director of External and Corporate Affairs. In addition to his service to AT&T, Lewis has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Central Indiana, the Hispanic Business Council, Fort Wayne Urban League, and the NAACP state education committee.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have someone of David’s background and professional experience leading our team in Michigan,” said Paul La Schiazza, AT&T North Central Region President. “Michigan has an impressive track record of implementing forward-thinking public policy when it comes to communications and technology, and I am confident that David’s leadership will continue to position AT&T as a leader in this effort.”

AT&T has more than 6,000 employees working and 13,000 retirees living in Michigan, and the company has invested more than $1.4 billion in its best-in-class wired and wireless networks in Michigan between 2014 and 2016.

“AT&T’s reputation around the State Capitol and in communities across Michigan is strong, and the work we are doing is bringing greater investment and innovation to benefit everyone,” Lewis said. “I am excited, honored, and eager to lead the AT&T Michigan team and to make Michigan my new home.”

Lewis began his distinguished career in public service as an Indiana Governor’s Fellow. Following his fellowship, David worked for the Indiana Department of Commerce in the Community Development Division before joining the Office of Lieutenant Governor as special assistant for legislative affairs.

In 2001, David joined U.S. Senator Evan Bayh’s office as his Regional Director for Central Indiana, and in 2003, was appointed as Indiana’s Clerk of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court, making him the 4th African American in the history of Indiana to serve as a state-wide elected official and the 2nd African American to serve as Clerk.

Lewis is an undergraduate of Ball State University, with a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
*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.

*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. Nearly 3.5 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.

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February 03, 2018

AT&T Announces Contribution to Expand Team Rubicon’s Capabilities Across Michigan

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TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 3, 2018 — AT&T is committed to supporting Michigan communities. By contributing $100,000 to Team Rubicon in Michigan, AT&T is launching the organization’s capabilities in the Detroit area to respond to disasters across the state. In fact, volunteers are training today to be prepared to assist in the aftermath of a flood or tornado.

Team Rubicon is a non-profit disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of volunteers, who are primarily military veterans, with first responders and trained volunteers. It rapidly deploys disaster response teams when needed, free of charge to communities they serve, and supports the ongoing work to maintain and rebuild the communities. Team Rubicon currently maintains a roster of nearly 70,000 volunteers located throughout the United States. Currently there are more than 1,000 in Michigan, with a goal to reach nearly 10,000.

At today’s event in Taylor, AT&T will deliver a check for $100,000 to support Team Rubicon efforts in Michigan and volunteers will get training on repairing roofs and interior walls in preparation of helping rebuild homes in the event of a flood or tornado.

"Team Rubicon's commitment to the Detroit area is fantastic news for both our local veterans and communities around the country that will invariably need the invaluable service they provide," said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. "This organization is giving our veterans an amazing opportunity to reengage around a mission that is truly worthy of their skills and talents —helping others in need."

AT&T’s contribution is part of a $1 million commitment to fund recruitment, training and support for new volunteers for new crisis readiness units around the country. This investment will enable Team Rubicon to immediately respond to disasters, like when Team Rubicon volunteers served those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

“It’s hard to imagine an organization more deserving our support than Team Rubicon,” said Robert Jones, regional director of external affairs for AT&T Michigan. “The work they do combining the skills and experience of our veterans interested in continuing to serve their communities with first responders and the ever-present demand for assistance in areas affected by natural disasters is brilliant union between resources and need, and also just an extraordinarily noble cause.” 

While Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing relief to those affected by disasters, the organization also seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster response; community, built by serving with others; and identity, created by joining a new mission.  

"We are excited to announce our partnership with AT&T here in Detroit. With their support we will be able to better recruit, train, and equip military veterans, first responders, and service minded members to help us build more resilient cities,” said Team Rubicon’s Midwest Deputy Director, Mike Watkins. “It's partners like this that allow us to continue our mission; we are both humbled and grateful for their support."

For more information, check out www.teamrubiconusa.org or michigan.att.com.

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. Nearly 3.5 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.

About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.

© 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:
Teresa Mask
AT&T Corporate Communications
248-205-0161
teresa.mask@att.com

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December 11, 2017

Michigan Students Bring Technology to the State Capitol

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

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Once again, the final weeks of this year’s legislative session was marked by a visit from some of our state’s brightest young minds with students from 30+ schools throughout Michigan making the trip to Lansing to set up technology demonstrations in the State Capitol Building to show legislators and the public how they use technology to enhance learning.

The 17th annual AT&T/MACUL/Michigan Virtual Student Technology Showcase - #maculsts - was held on Wednesday, December 6 in the Capitol building.

The 2017 Showcase featured demonstrations covering a wide variety of learning areas including science, mathematics, social studies and language arts. The Showcase featured student TV news shows, computer-controlled industrial-like automations, handheld computing and Internet based educational projects and advanced graphics designs.

“We have been doing the Student Technology Showcase for several years now, and without fail it always leaves us blown away by the incredible work these students do, and this year was no different,” said Mark Smith, MACUL executive director. “As always, it was a thrill to watch these students demonstrate their projects to our state’s lawmakers, and we appreciate the support from AT&T in making this event happen each year.”

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November 01, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by AT&T Michigan 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.

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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,

Jim Murray
President — AT&T Michigan

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October 24, 2017

Keeping you safe and informed in Michigan and abroad

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

It seemed a little late in coming, but it definitely feels like fall has arrived here in Michigan.

And as we turn away from vacation season, it certainly feels like we’re in the full swing of things. It’s been a busy past month for AT&T, and as always, I’m happy to share some of the latest news highlighting our amazing employees here in Michigan and the great work we do as company.

Thank you for taking a minute to read this, and please find some time to enjoy the beautiful autumn colors while they last. It won’t be long before snow is here.

Sincerely,

Jim Murray
President — AT&T Michigan


AT&T’s response to deadly hurricanes

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It’s tough to remember a hurricane season more devastating than the one we’re currently experiencing. Catastrophic storms have left widespread damage, destroying homes, businesses and lives in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Houston, Louisiana and Florida.

While there is much work to be done in all of these impacted locations, the response to date from AT&T and its employees has been remarkable.

In Puerto Rico, a total power outage has affected movement and distribution of relief supplies, but John Donovan, AT&T Communications CEO, and our Network team landed in San Juan to help assess damage, develop recovery plans and donate bottled water, generators and other supplies.

During Hurricane Harvey, AT&T technician Hector Carrillo hauled water out of the AT&T Southwest Houston central office — 5 gallons at a time — until it could be restarted. By the time EHS arrived, Hector had removed 140 gallons of water, totaling 28 trips in waist-deep water!

Our amazing employees are doing great work to restore full service and operation in all the areas impacted by theses storm. In Florida, more than 98% of affected network equipment is back in service. And all of our stores are once again open for business in South Texas and Louisiana.

Just as impressive as the work our teams have done on the ground in these areas is the amazing charitable response from AT&T employees across the country.

Response These hurricanes were tragic, and there’s undoubtedly work left to do, but the response to date from AT&T employees everywhere should be recognized and celebrated. Well done, everyone.

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October 23, 2017

Michigan leads the way on FirstNet

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

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Earlier this summer, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a letter for Michigan to become one of the first states to opt in to the nationwide public-safety broadband network deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T.

Per the agreement, AT&T will work with FirstNet to build and manage America’s first-ever nationwide broadband network solely dedicated to public safety. The announcement means fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS) and other public safety personnel will have access to the modernized communication infrastructure they so very much need and deserve.

“This initiative puts Michigan at the forefront once again for public safety and public service,” said Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. “The ability for public safety agencies to communicate is critical in an emergency. The enhanced capabilities offered by FirstNet and AT&T will help ensure that those risking their lives for our safety have the tools they need. This effort also will enhance the availability of broadband service across many rural areas of the state, something that Gov. Snyder and I continue to focus on as a priority for Michigan residents.”

Michigan was one of the first states to take action here, and since that time, nearly half the country has followed suit. As of today, 27 states and territories have announced their decision to opt in to the FirstNet network — America’s only communications platform purpose-built for public safety.

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October 22, 2017

The AT&T Pioneers’ “Tools For Learning” program

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

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With the new school year well under way, AT&T Michigan Pioneers have continued in their efforts to outfit students in need throughout the state with the school supplies they’ll need to have a happy, successful school year. This past month was a particularly busy one for Pioneers, presenting school officials in Mackinaw, Muskegon, Kent, St. Clair, Newaygo, Genesee and several other counties throughout the state with backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies for elementary school students.

AT&T Pioneers are active employees and retirees who volunteer time to enhance the communities where they live and work. The Pioneers work throughout the year to raise the money they need to buy paper, pencils and other school supplies they include in the backpacks. In total, the Pioneers plan to deliver more than 2,600 backpacks to students in need throughout Michigan this year.

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September 07, 2017

At Work for Michigan

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

As summer comes to a close, AT&T and its employees have been busy across Michigan. While we work each day to keep families and job makers better connected than ever before, the volunteer hours and financial contributions of employees are every bit as important in our local communities. 

This summer has been a busy one for AT&T on that front, and I’m immensely proud of the work we have done as company and of the individual contributions and efforts made by our many great employees. I’d like to take a few minutes to highlight some of that activity and also provide you with an update on some of our broader organizational efforts currently underway.

Thank you for taking a minute to read this, and please do your best to enjoy the nice summer weather while it lasts.

Sincerely,

Jim Murray
President — AT&T Michigan


More competitive tax rates will fuel investment, encourage hiring and increase wages

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We know that when more people are working, they have more money to spend. And, when investment increases, so does economic activity and hiring.

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make the United States more competitive globally and to unlock domestic investment and job creation by businesses of all sizes.

Fixing our broken tax code — which just about everyone agrees is too complex and confusing — is essential to jump-starting private sector investment and accelerating economic growth.

At AT&T, we are confident that these reforms will encourage all businesses to step up their capital investment plans. Indeed, significant and comprehensive tax reform will put AT&T in a position to invest more, such as in efforts to expand our broadband fiber and wireless build-out.

Find out more about meaningful tax reform.

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September 06, 2017

AT&T Gives to Organizations Across the State

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MI PeninsulaIn July, AT&T joined The Disability Network (TDN) for their 27th annual American’s with Disabilities Act celebration. AT&T’s contribution of $10,000 sponsors the day’s event, which also served as a goodbye for TDN founder and longtime president, Mike Zelley, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

The Disability Network is an organization we are immensely proud to support, and we were happy we could participate in saying goodbye and thank you to Mike for all the amazing work he has done over the years.

Later in the summer, AT&T presented $15,000 to the Inland Seas Education Association in support of the organization’s Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) program. The organization provides students the unique opportunity to conduct scientific research and experiments using state-art-equipment aboard a sailing vessel on Lake Michigan.

“AT&T’s generous contribution to our ROV program will go a long way in helping us advance our mission to protect the Great Lakes through education,” said Fred Sitkins, executive director of ISEA. “Our hope is that exposing these young students to this kind of exciting, hands-on application of research and STEM education will inspire these young adults to step forward as the next generation committed to the active stewardship of our Great Lakes.”

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September 05, 2017

AT&T Gives to the United Way

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

MI United wayAT&T has a long history of supporting the United Way’s efforts to do good work in communities throughout the United States, and that tradition continues this year with United Way agencies across the state benefiting from the support provided by our employees.

AT&T made a contribution of $45,000 to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan that will be used to support the organization’s various community engagement efforts including their Bibs to Backpacks program, which provides parents and caregivers access to the early development resources children need in order to reach key developmental milestones and ultimately prepare them for school emotionally, socially and intellectually.

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September 04, 2017

The AT&T Pioneers' "Tools for Learning" Program

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

Michigan circleAT&T Michigan Pioneers have been busy with their efforts to equip students in need across the state with the supplies they’ll need to get off to a good start this school year. So far, our Pioneers have presented principals and school officials in Alcona, Bay, Cheboygan, Gladwin, Kalamazoo and Saginaw counties with backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary school students and families. The packs include paper, pencils, folders and other essential school supplies.

Local AT&T Pioneers raise money throughout the year to buy the supplies and have plans to distribute more than 2,600 backpacks to communities throughout Michigan this year.

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August 28, 2017

AT&T is connecting our first responders

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

Dear Friends,

I’d like to share some exciting and historic news with you. A letter has been signed by the lieutenant governor accepting the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to Michigan’s public safety community. This makes Michigan one of the first states in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet and AT&T will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Michigan’s public safety community at no cost to the state for the next 25 years. The FirstNet network will deliver innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

“This initiative puts Michigan at the forefront once again for public safety and public service,” Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R-Michigan) said. “The ability for public safety agencies to communicate is critical in an emergency. The enhanced capabilities offered by FirstNet and AT&T will help ensure that those risking their lives for our safety have the tools they need.

“This effort also will enhance the availability of broadband service across many rural areas of the state, something that Gov. [Rick] Snyder and I continue to focus on as a priority for Michigan residents” said Calley, who signed the letter of intent notifying FirstNet that the state wants AT&T, Inc., FirstNet’s network partner, to build its radio access network (RAN), which will be part of the nationwide network.

Michigan Governor Brian CalleyAlthough Congress required a governor to make notifications concerning FirstNet, Michigan said in a news release that “Article V Section 26 of the Michigan Constitution gives authority to the lieutenant governor to act as governor when the governor is out of state.

“Michigan issued a comprehensive RFP, and the governor and lieutenant governor ultimately decided that FirstNet and AT&T are best positioned to deliver the coverage, value and experience that the state’s public safety community expects,” said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. “It’s an honor to serve Michigan’s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel. It’s our mission to help these brave men and women carry out their important mission.”

This is one of the most economical and technologically advanced projects that will support Michigan’s first responders and the residents they serve. The network will transform the way Michigan’s fire, police, EMS, emergency management and other public safety personnel communicate and share information. Specifically, FirstNet and AT&T will:

> Connect first responder subscribers to the critical information they need in a highly secure manner when handling day-to-day operations, responding to emergencies, and supporting large events.

> Create an efficient communications experience for public safety personnel in agencies and jurisdictions across the Commonwealth. This would help during natural disasters.

> Enhance network coverage in rural areas. This will benefit first responders and residents in areas such as rural Michigan and more.

> Drive infrastructure investments and create jobs across the state.

> Usher in a new wave of innovation that first responders can depend on. This will create an ever-evolving set of life-saving tools for public safety, including public safety apps, specialized devices and Internet of Things technologies. It also carries the potential for future integration with NextGen 9-1-1 networks and Smart Cities’ infrastructure.

The FirstNet solution that will be built in Michigan was designed with direct input from the state’s public safety community. Since 2013, FirstNet has met Michigan officials and public safety personnel to address their unique communication needs.

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The decision enables FirstNet and AT&T to begin creating an entirely new wireless ecosystem for public safety communications. Specifically, Michigan’s first responder subscribers will have immediate access to quality of service and priority to voice and data across the existing nationwide AT&T LTE network. Preemption for primary users over the AT&T LTE network is expected by year-end. This means fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel will have dedicated access to the network when and where they need it -- 24/7/365, like their mission.

We look forward to working with the public safety community and leaders statewide to create an entirely new wireless ecosystem for public safety communications.

For more information on FirstNet, please visit FirstNet.gov/mediakit and att.com/FirstResponderNews. For more about the value FirstNet will bring to public safety, please visit FirstNet.com.


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November 09, 2016

This Veterans Day, AT&T is inviting you to thank a veteran at home or a veteran you've never met

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

We are proud to join our voices to yours with the simple message to our veterans: thank you for your service!Twitter

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August 11, 2016

Go Deeper into the World of Team USA

Posted by Jim Murray

Dear Friends,

The Olympics are an exciting time for all of us, but it is even more exciting knowing that AT&T is sponsoring a number of elite Olympians. Not only is AT&T celebrating 32 years as a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, but we are making it easier than ever to catch all the action from Aug. 5–21 and Sept. 7–18.

In addition, check out our additional news on the new Robocalling Strike Force and updates on our sustainability efforts.

Sincerely,

Jim Murray
President — AT&T Michigan


AT&T U.S. Olympic sponsor for 32 years

AT&T U.S. Olympic sponsored athletes

Are you ready for the Rio Olympics? AT&T is making it easier than ever to closely follow your favorite athletes and to catch all the action from August 5 – 21 and September 7 – 18.

You can cheer for your favorite AT&T Athletes competing in Rio through the #ATTFanmate campaign. AT&T sponsors Alex Morgan (soccer), Gabby Douglas (gymnastics) and Paralympian Alana Nichols (paracanoe). You can upload a photo at www.attfanmate.com and show your support for Team USA athletes in their quest for gold. In return, you could receive a special video message from one of the athletes.

Not only is AT&T celebrating 32 years as a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, but AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse video subscribers will also have multi-platform access to NBCUniversal’s incredible 6,755 hours of Olympic programming. Customers can check out multiple viewing feeds across 8 of NBC’s networks, event results, video clips and live medal counts. NBC’s 4K coverage of Olympic events, including footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, will be available for its DIRECTV customers (on a delay). DIRECTV is the first pay-TV provider in the US to offer a dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel.

Click here to learn more.

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August 09, 2016

AT&T Sustainability Update

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

We're excited to announce the release of our AT&T Annual Sustainability Update.

From smartphones and innovative smart ed tech products to smart homes, cities and classrooms, connectivity is changing the ways we help to address social and environmental challenges.

Thanks to the work of our employees – more than 250,000 strong – we’re already seeing the impacts on our world, which are depicted in this report. Together with you, we’re excited to see how the power of our network can continue to build a better tomorrow.
 
Check out highlights from this year’s update:

AT&T Sustainability Update

 
PeoplePlanetPossibilities
10,000 veterans hired$119.1 million in energy savings$317 million invested in Aspire
By end of 2015, AT&T hired more than 10,000 veterans, achieving our 2013 commitment. In 2016, we pledged to hire an additional 10,000 veterans by 2020.$119.1 million realized in annualized energy savings from 15,050 energy projects.$317 million invested through AT&T Aspire since 2008 toward a $350 million commitment to education.
Employee diversity stats5.9 millions gallons gas avoided$156.6 million total giving
AT&T’s workforce is 33% women and 42% people of color. 5.9 million gallons of unleaded gasoline avoided in 2015 through use of 11,257 Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs).$156.6 million contributed through corporate, employee, social investment and AT&T Foundation programs in 2015.
7.5 million Pledges7.3 million cellphones recycled1 million hours of mentoring
More than 7.5 million pledges to keep eyes on the road and not on the phone through the It Can Wait campaign as of December 2015.Approximately 7.3 million cell phones reused or recycled through AT&T.More than 1 million hours of student mentoring provided by AT&T employees through Aspire Mentoring Academy.
$13.7 billion spent with diverse enterprises74% sustainability score5.4 million volunteer hours
Spent $13.7 billion, or 24.06% of total supplier spend, with minority, women and disabled veterans business enterprises.Top suppliers scored an average of more than 74% on our sustainability scorecard towards our goal of 80% by end of 2017.More than 5.4 million employee and retiree volunteer hours.
August 08, 2016

AT&T Chairman to Lead Industry-wide Fight Against Robocalling

Posted by AT&T Michigan Team

Man on phoneRobocalls are currently the largest source of consumer complaints at the FCC and the FTC, the agencies charged with enforcing the “Do Not Call” list. Robocallers who intentionally ignore the Do Not Call list disrupt dinner, interrupt family time and provide a persistent source of annoyance to consumers everywhere. These robocallers use technology to evade existing tools designed to screen unwanted and illegal calls.

AT&T and others in the industry have been working to address this issue. Our CEO, Randall Stephenson, has agreed to lead an industry-wide Robocalling Strike Force, focused on accelerating the development and deployment of new tools for fighting this troubling problem. Click HERE to read more about the solutions we support.

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