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March 20, 2019

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

Posted by AT&T Nebraska Team

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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March 23, 2018

Nebraska needs an infrastructure that can deliver all of the benefits of a high-speed, wireless network

Posted by Dusitn Blythe

Nebraska takes pride in being able to compete with the coasts and wants young people to come here and stay here. In order to do that, the state needs a comparable technology infrastructure that can deliver all of the benefits of a high-speed, wireless network.

That’s why we need to pass Legislative Bill 389.

This important legislation would modernize, streamline and standardize statewide rules governing the deployment of small cell technology. In our experience, ambiguous local requirements and ordinances are among the biggest impediments to delivering wireless broadband more widely to more people. Trying to interpret and comply with a patchwork quilt of different local requirements can slow implementation to a crawl.

LB 389 would not only clarify the standards on a statewide basis but would also ensure that local governments retain authority, oversight and local revenue streams while at the same time facilitating the deployment of small cells.

Efforts to derail this vital, common sense legislation would significantly hurt the state’s economy and put Nebraska at a competitive disadvantage in attracting industries, educators, healthcare providers and technology innovators to the Silicon Prairie. And they have no concrete reasons for doing so.


Small cells are compact, unobtrusive devices that attach to existing utility poles, light poles or traffic lights.


These handy little devices complement large cell towers to give them an added boost to bring the power of the wireless network closer to users. Small cells deliver increased data capacity, faster connectivity speeds and an overall better wireless experience. That means when people are using their wireless devices to call their mother, binge watch movies, work, text, access social media and web surf, they can do so more quickly and easily with less interruption, loss of signal or delays.

Small cells will help pave the way for 5G and for future developments in technologies. Bolstering network capacity and expanding access to faster mobile internet speeds will help deliver new opportunities in areas like connected cars, smart cities, distance learning and telemedicine.


Other benefits to state and local governments include:

Public Safety: Wireless broadband connectivity is critical for Next Generation 911, and to providing our first responders with the most up-to-date communications technology.

Consumer Demand: Consumers want better access to information and service, including real-time traffic information, “smart parking,” and good government apps.

Jobs and Infrastructure: Increased technology infrastructure means more jobs and economic growth to communities. Small cell deployment will help cities become more efficient and support their growth into smart cities

Environmental: Smart city technology and apps will lower energy use and CO2 with more efficient lighting and traffic controls.

Greater Wireless Network Capacity: Greater wireless capacity can meet consumers’ growing needs.

LB 389 will enable Nebraska to keep pace with neighbors such as Iowa, Kansas and Colorado, who have already set policy to encourage small cell deployment. Nebraska has a chance to join these states as well as others across the country who are increasingly passing small cell laws to enhance high-speed wireless internet access and prepare for the introduction of 5G.

LB 389 is a much-needed legislative solution that would spur the deployment of small cells, promote economic development and investment in the state and position Nebraska to benefit from the next generation of wireless services.

Best regards,

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

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March 19, 2018

5G Technology- What’s Next?

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January 31, 2018

Congress needs to establish an 'Internet Bill of Rights'

Posted by Dustin Blythe

You've heard a lot about net neutrality in the news lately.

I want to share with you AT&T's perspective on the issue.

You should know that AT&T is committed to an open internet. We don't block websites. We don't censor online content. And we don't throttle, discriminate, or degrade network performance based on content. Period.

We favor federal legislation to ensure that there is one set of rules that applies to all internet companies, and includes internet and privacy protections for consumers.


A patchwork of different state rules would confuse consumers, harm competition, and impede innovation and investment.
Net Neutrality
Congress needs to act to establish an "Internet Bill of Rights" that applies to all internet companies and guarantees neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users.

For more information, I wanted you to see the open letter that our Chairman shared recently in major national newspapers.

Sincerely,

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

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Consumers Need an Internet Bill of Rights

PeopleGovernment rules for the internet have been debated for nearly as long as the internet has existed, even before a professor coined the term “net neutrality” 15 years ago.


The internet has changed our lives and grown beyond what anyone could have imagined. And it’s done so, for the most part, with very few—but often changing—rules. Regulators under four different presidents have taken four different approaches. Courts have overturned regulatory decisions. Regulators have reversed their predecessors. And because the internet is so critical to everyone, it’s understandably confusing and a bit concerning when you hear the rules have recently changed, yet again.

It is time for Congress to end the debate once and for all, by writing new laws that govern the internet and protect consumers.

Until they do, I want to make clear what you can expect from AT&T.



AT&T is committed to an open internet. We don’t block websites. We don’t censor online content. And we don’t throttle, discriminate, or degrade network performance based on content. Period.


We have publicly committed to these principles for over 10 years. And we will continue to abide by them in providing our customers the open internet experience they have come to expect.

But the commitment of one company is not enough. Congressional action is needed to establish an “Internet Bill of Rights” that applies to all internet companies and guarantees neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users.

Legislation would not only ensure consumers’ rights are protected, but it would provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies across all websites, content, devices and applications. In the very near future, technological advances like self-driving cars, remote surgery and augmented reality will demand even greater performance from the internet. Without predictable rules for how the internet works, it will be difficult to meet the demands of these new technology advances.

That’s why we intend to work with Congress, other internet companies and consumer groups in the coming months to push for an “Internet Bill of Rights” that permanently protects the open internet for all users and encourages continued investment for the next generation of internet innovation.

Randall Stephenson
AT&T Chairman and CEO

 

November 01, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by Dustin Blythe

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,

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

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May 22, 2017

Carrying the Load in support of our military

Posted by AT&T Nebraska Team

Why I Carry The Load

Enjoying a day away from the office with a few hot dogs, cold drinks and a lot of sun makes for a great Memorial Day, but that isn’t exactly what the day is all about.

In 2003, AT&T employee Matt Foster left his family, friends and future wife for an active duty deployment in the United States Army. His Forward Operating Base (FOB) would often go on “Comms Blackout,” usually meaning a soldier on his FOB had been killed or seriously injured and their family was being officially notified.

It’s that experience that led him to get involved with Carry The Load. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day. This includes a national, 6,200-mile relay where veterans and citizens honor those heroes’ sacrifice and take a turn experiencing the weight of a rucksack. All of the money raised at this event goes directly to support Carry The Load’s Continuum of Care program where partner charities are on the front lines to help those heroes and their families who have given so much to this country.

At AT&T, we know our nation’s service men and women make sacrifices to protect our country and our freedoms. As a company, it is an honor to support them. As a sponsor of this year’s Carry the Load, AT&T is proud to stand behind all participants across the country. Learn more about how to get involved and see the full relay route from coast to coast here.

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April 11, 2017

AT&T to Deliver Nation’s First-Ever Public Safety Network

Posted by AT&T Nebraska Team

There’s no connection more important than one that can save a life. During emergencies, lives depend on public safety personnel communicating without interruption. Unfortunately today, police, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel often lack the interoperable communications capabilities needed to coordinate and communicate across agencies and jurisdictions when disaster strikes.

That’s why FirstNet, an independent authority established by Congress in 2012, has just selected AT&T to build and manage America’s first-ever nationwide broadband network dedicated to first responders. This is a major step forward for public safety and for the broadband network our nation’s first responders have fought for and deserve.

The FirstNet network will strengthen and modernize public safety’s communications capabilities, enabling them to coordinate and respond more quickly and effectively during day-to-day operations, as well as man-made and natural disasters. The ability to share data, videos and photos — and to access apps — can provide life-saving insights even before emergency personnel arrive on the scene.

FirstNet

Our employees represent a nearly 140-year-old heritage of providing innovative, robust, resilient networking capabilities for first responders and public safety agencies. We look forward to collaborating with FirstNet and each of the 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to develop adoption plans specific to their needs.

For more information on the selection of AT&T, please visit att.com/FirstResponderNews.

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April 11, 2017

AT&T to Deliver Nation’s First-Ever Public Safety Network

Posted by AT&T Nebraska Team

There’s no connection more important than one that can save a life. During emergencies, lives depend on public safety personnel communicating without interruption. Unfortunately today, police, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel often lack the interoperable communications capabilities needed to coordinate and communicate across agencies and jurisdictions when disaster strikes.

That’s why FirstNet, an independent authority established by Congress in 2012, has just selected AT&T to build and manage America’s first-ever nationwide broadband network dedicated to first responders. This is a major step forward for public safety and for the broadband network our nation’s first responders have fought for and deserve.

The FirstNet network will strengthen and modernize public safety’s communications capabilities, enabling them to coordinate and respond more quickly and effectively during day-to-day operations, as well as man-made and natural disasters. The ability to share data, videos and photos — and to access apps — can provide life-saving insights even before emergency personnel arrive on the scene.

FirstNet

Our employees represent a nearly 140-year-old heritage of providing innovative, robust, resilient networking capabilities for first responders and public safety agencies. We look forward to collaborating with FirstNet and each of the 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to develop adoption plans specific to their needs.

For more information on the selection of AT&T, please visit att.com/FirstResponderNews.

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December 08, 2016

AT&T Giving Campaign to Help Teachers and Students this Holiday Season

Posted by Dustin Blythe

Dear Friends,

As the year comes to a close, I am proud that we are wrapping up on a high note. It has been a busy year, and I hope you are able to spend some time this holiday season with your family and friends.

As always, AT&T is proud to share some of the great work we have been doing.

Thank you for your interest in AT&T, and for your role in making this year a success.

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Dustin Blythe
Director External Affairs — Nebraska & Iowa


Celebrate the season of giving

Together with our employees and customers, we’re helping make the holidays a little bit better for students and teachers across the country through a matching gift campaign with DonorsChoose.org.

Through DonorsChoose.org, teachers can post classroom projects that they need help funding. Once that project is funded, the books, art supplies and other resources are shipped directly to the school.

Last year, AT&T and its employees donated $228,000 to DonorsChoose.org during the holiday season. This year, we’re inviting our customers to join us through the AT&T THANKS customer appreciation program. AT&T will match $1,000 per employee or customer, up to $200,000 for donations to DonorsChoose.org when they use a special code. By spreading the love, we’re hoping to help even more teachers and students this holiday season!

If you are a customer and wish to participate, log on to AT&T THANKS to receive the match code. To learn more about our support of education, visit AT&T Aspire.

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December 07, 2016

Continuing the AT&T Commitment to Native American Communities

Posted by Dustin Blythe

How AT&T is helping Native American students succeedEvery student deserves opportunities to reach his or her full potential. That is why, for the past 23 years, AT&T has set out to help Native American students, who have the lowest high school graduation rates of any demographic in this country, get to college and earn a degree.

To commemorate Native American Heritage Month this November, AT&T is furthering its commitment to Indian country with more than $1 million dollars in contributions to support and connect Native youth to educational pathways to the 21st century workforce. The contribution includes $600,000 to the American Indian College Fund (College Fund) and $450,000 to George Washington University (GW).

The initiatives announced with the College Fund and GW today build on the company’s long history of support for the communities of Indian country.

The College Fund will use our contribution to increase the number of American Indian students who graduate from high school and to grow a college-going culture among Native American students.

  • The contribution will span 2 years and serve about 700 Native students at 3 tribal colleges (TCUs) and local high schools in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arizona.
  • By collaborating with TCUs, Native American students will connect to programs and supportive services that will help them finish high school, persist in higher education and thrive in the 21st century knowledge economy. 

GW will establish AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, its first-ever public policy center dedicated to indigenous learnings.

  • The GW Native American Political Leadership Program, sponsored by AT&T and now in its 11th year, will continue to provide a semester in Washington, D.C., for Native American college students.
  • The GW Native American INSPIRE Pre-College Program, sponsored by AT&T, is a full scholarship open to Native American high school students who want to spend 3 weeks on the GW campus to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.
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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 Nebraska 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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September 01, 2016

Luck Has Nothing To Do With It

Posted by Dustin Blythe

Dear Friends,

Dustin Blythe, Director - External Affairs, AT&T Nebraska and IowaWith children back in school and fall fast approaching, we’ve got lots of great news for the season. Since 2009, AT&T’s IT CAN WAIT® campaign has shared a simple, but powerful, message — that no text, post, email or video is worth a life. Since we first launched this campaign, we’ve achieved more than 10 million pledges to not drive distracted, but our goal is to get more drivers to make this important promise.

We’ve also made great updates on Digital You’s library of education resources for your family; we’ve continued our streak of winning a prestigious award 7 consecutive times; and we’re sharing a very interesting study on the power digital devices have to inspire and motivate.

I hope you have a moment to check out these stories and all of our recent news on the AT&T Nebraska news page.

Sincerely,

Dustin Blythe
Director External Affairs — Iowa & Nebraska

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AT&T Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Experience for Seventh Time In A Row

AT&T recently earned the top overall ranking in the J.D. Power 2016 Full-Service Wireless Purchase Experience Study — the 7th time in a row we’ve won this award!

AT&T Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Experience for Seventh Time In A Row

“There’s nothing lucky about this number seven,” said Glenn Lurie, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations. “J.D. Power conducts exhaustive research, so you can’t be awarded unless your employees are doing their best, day-in and day-out across the country. That’s exactly what our employees are doing on every customer touch. This is their award — from our online team to our front-line employees in our call centers and retail stores to those behind the scenes in marketing and operations.”

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August 31, 2016

10 Million Pledges and Beyond

Posted by Dustin Blythe

It can happen any time you are driving — sitting at a traffic light, idling for more than a minute — and temptation hits.

One little swipe, just this one time, can’t hurt.

Despite that temptation, it is important to remember that every car on the road carries someone else’s children, grandparents or loved ones. And the actions we take behind the wheel can have deadly repercussions.

Since 2009, AT&T’s IT CAN WAIT® campaign has shared a simple, but powerful, message — that no text, post, email or video is worth a life. To spread that message, we have encouraged people around the country to take a pledge to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phone. Since we first launched this campaign, we’ve achieved more than 10 million pledges to not drive distracted.

By the end of 2016, we strive to reach 16 million pledges — that’s 16 in ‘16.

AT&T is working with our employees and grassroots organizations on pledge competitions throughout October. We’ll need that commitment to make smartphone-use-while-driving an issue of the past.

We encourage you to take the pledge to keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone, and to encourage your friends, family members and others to do the same.

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August 30, 2016

New School Year Requires a Better Library

Posted by Dustin Blythe

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Whether it’s kindergarten or college, the beginning of a school year brings lots of questions about how to improve performance. That’s why we’ve built an educational library on our AT&T Digital You website to provide some truly innovative resources for your family.

Here are a few highlights:

Blue Bullet Curriki: The Curriki library hosts thousands of educator-vetted, openly licensed, online educational materials that teachers, educators or other professionals have created and have made freely available to others for use, reuse, adaptation and sharing.

Blue Bullet Code.org: Explore fun interactive tutorials to start coding. It’s for all ages!

Blue Bullet Khan Academy SAT Prep: Download a real, full-length SAT practice test, work through real SAT problems and get even more practice using their interactive questions.

Blue Bullet Udacity: To prepare more people with the skills needed for high-demand tech jobs, requiring technological expertise, AT&T has teamed up with education technology leader Udacity to launch Nanodegree programs — new online sessions that teach industry-relevant skills.

Blue Bullet Common Sense Media’s Best Apps: Recommendations for Families: Looking for educational, age-appropriate apps? Check out Common Sense Media’s best apps for families.

These resources are just the tip of the iceberg, so check out our website for more. They can help any student, no matter the age (even mom and dad), begin to find answers for this brand new school year.

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August 30, 2016

For Inspiration and Motivation, we are Turning to our Mobile Devices

Posted by Dustin Blythe

Americans believe their mobile devices can make the world a better place, according to new research from AT&T. The study shows that, rather than just using their devices for work email, launching chickens and zapping zombies, Americans find inspiration on their smartphones and tablets.

Description of 216 Inspired Mobility Report

“It’s much more personal and enriching than that,” said Leonardo Torress, executive director, entertainment group, AT&T Diverse Markets. “They’re telling us mobility improves their lives — and the lives of others — virtually anytime and anywhere. That’s a new way to look at the power of this technology.

“So, think twice before you tell someone to put down their mobile device to tune into something more constructive,” said Torress. “They could be making the world better.”

AT&T unveiled its findings at the joint conventions of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 5, 2016. Rev Run, hip hop icon, joined AT&T at the event to share his experience with digital inspiration. He reaches 4.5 million people with inspiration every day with 1 tweet from his device.

“I believe inspiration can change the world,” Rev Run said. “It gives people a much-needed lift. In our current times, this couldn’t be more important.”

Don’t keep it to yourself, you can inspire others! Take a moment and share how you find inspiration on social media, by using the hashtag #InspiredMobility when you share a thought, photo or other positive content! 

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To learn more about the 2016 Inspired Mobility report, visit att.com/inspiredmobility.  

August 29, 2016

AT&T Chairman Leads Industry-wide Fight Against Robocalling

Posted by Dustin Blythe

Dear Friends,

It’s always a busy and interesting time of year, as we reflect on the first half of the year and enjoy the last days of summer. Now that so many of our children are back in school, family time can be even more precious, meaning those terrible robocalls received during dinner are even more annoying.

That is one of the reasons I’m proud that our CEO, Randall Stephenson, has agreed to lead an industry wide Robocalling Strike Force.

In addition, check out the stories below to learn more about AT&T’s 32 years as a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, and updates on our sustainability and PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® efforts.
 
Best regards,
 
Dustin Blythe
Director — External Affairs
AT&T Iowa and Nebraska


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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August 28, 2016

Celebrating 10 Years of Empowering Women through PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS

Posted by Dustin Blythe

Peace Through Business members

AT&T and the Women of AT&T are proud to support the 10th anniversary of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program, which provides business training and mentoring to educate and empower women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda. Over the last 10 years, more than 500 women have graduated from this program with more than 80% still in business today.

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August 27, 2016

Go Deeper into the World of Team USA

Posted by Dustin Blythe

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

AT&T U.S. Olympic sponsored athletes

Did you watch the Rio Olympics? Are you going to watch the Rio Paralympics? AT&T is making it easier than ever to closely follow your favorite athletes and to catch all the action at the Rio Paralympics from September 7 – 18.

We've been cheering for our 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.

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August 26, 2016

AT&T Sustainability Update

Posted by Dustin Blythe

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

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June 15, 2016

AT&T Nebraska Stands with Orlando

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In the wake of the tragic event against the LGBT community in Orlando on June 12, AT&T is dedicated to showing our support.


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AT&T wireless customers can text “Orlando” to 20222 to donate $10 to ORMC’s (Orlando Regional Medical Center) Level One Trauma Center to help with ongoing medical support needs. No text message fees apply.

The Orlando community and the Orlando Level One Trauma Center will continue to be in our thoughts.

The donation will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance.

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