AT&T Mississippi 2018: Investing and Innovation
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AT&T has invested in our Mississippi communications networks, our people and local communities for 137 years.
More than 2,500 AT&T employees working in Mississippi as of December 31, 2017.
More than $126 million spent on goods and services purchased from suppliers based in Mississippi in 2016. This spending supports jobs and economic activity in the state.
167 retail locations in Mississippi, including our company-owned retail stores, authorized dealerships and national retail stores as of February 28, 2018.
More than $145 million generated in local and state taxes by AT&T operations in Mississippi in 2016.
4,125 AT&T retirees living in Mississippi as of February 28, 2018.
Approximately 160 veterans working for AT&T in Mississippi as of December 31, 2017².
1,634 students mentored by our employees in Mississippi through Aspire Mentoring Academy from 2012 to 2016.
More than 164,00 hours of personal time given by AT&T employees and retirees in Mississippi to community outreach activities in 2016 – worth more than $345,000.*
More than $2.4 million contributed by AT&T and its employees from 2014- 2016 through giving programs in Mississippi.
530 wireless upgrades made in 2015-2017 including 22 new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity and new broadband network connections in Mississippi.¹
Nearly $750 million invested in best-in-class wired and wireless networks in Mississippi from 2014-2016.
99.5 percent of population in Mississippi covered by the AT&T Mobile Broadband network as of January 2, 2018.
99.5 percent of population in Mississippi covered by the AT&T Wireless network as of January 2, 2018.
329 Wi-Fi hotspots in Mississippi as of March 7, 2018.
100 alternative fuel vehicles operated in Mississippi as of January 31, 2018.
As of April 2018
*The financial equivalent is based on the annual industry standards from Independent Sector.
²NOTE: The number of veteran employees is calculated from those who have self-identified as veterans. Since identifying as a veteran is voluntary, there may be more veterans
than the number shown.
¹All network upgrades exclude LTE enhancements