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October 24, 2018

AT&T Names Jane Sosebee as South Carolina President

Posted by AT&T South Carolina Team

Jane Sosebee will be the new state president for AT&T* in South Carolina.

Jane Sosebee

A 39-year veteran of AT&T and its predecessor companies, Sosebee was previously Director of Legislative Affairs. She succeeds Pamela Lackey, who retired in July.

“Jane will do a great job as president of AT&T South Carolina,” said Bill Leahy, AT&T Regional President-Southeast. "She brings a key combination of public policy expertise and passion for South Carolina, which will benefit our customers and communities across the state.”

As president of AT&T South Carolina, Sosebee will work closely with community and business leaders, elected officials, and others at AT&T to continue bringing the most advanced communications and entertainment technologies and services to South Carolina.

“These are exciting times and I am excited to work with all our stakeholders to help AT&T continue to make a difference in communities and in individuals’ lives across the state,” she said. “AT&T has a long heritage of investing to keep South Carolinians connected and I look forward to continuing to help our state grow and succeed in a global economy.”

A native of Laurens, SC, Sosebee attended Clemson University, where she was awarded a bachelor’s degree in English. She began her AT&T career in the business marketing organization. She subsequently joined the External Affairs department, initially serving as the area manager for Anderson, Oconee, Pickens and Greenville counties before being promoted the state Director.

“AT&T has a long heritage of investing to keep South Carolinians connected and I look forward to continuing to help our state grow and succeed in a global economy.”  —Jane Sosebee, AT&T South Carolina President

In addition to her responsibilities with AT&T, Sosebee has been very involved in community and charitable activities. She is a past chair of the Clemson University Foundation, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Upstate Alliance.

In 2009 she was awarded the University’s Distinguished Service Award. This award is the highest honor that the Alumni Association can bestow and is given to those alumni who have not only devoted their life to professionalism and public service, but who have also continued a lifelong dedication to Clemson University.

She and her husband, Greg, have two daughters and one grandson.


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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.
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Ann Elsas
AT&T Corporate Communications
Phone: (404) 986-0479

October 11, 2018

Let’s join together to help those affected by Hurricane Michael

Posted by AT&T South Carolina Team
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October 08, 2018

AT&T to Donate $50,000 to Aid South Carolina Communities Affected by Hurricane Florence

Posted by AT&T South Carolina Team

AT&T* is contributing $50,000 to the One SC Fund, to help meet the urgent needs of Hurricane Florence victims.

"We know that the recovery from Hurricane Florence is going to be a long process, but it's going to take all of Team South Carolina coming together and committing to help our neighbors that have been affected by the storm," said Gov. Henry McMaster. "Every donation made to the One SC Fund, large or small, will go directly towards helping a South Carolina family get back into their home, and we couldn't be more grateful for AT&T setting an example and showing their dedication to the people of our state."

"... We couldn't be more grateful for AT&T setting an example and showing their dedication to the people of our state." — Gov. Henry McMaster

“In an emergency or disaster, staying connected and working together are vital,” said Jane Sosebee, president AT&T South Carolina. “That’s why we are building and operating FirstNet, the first nationwide network designed exclusively for first responders. And it is why we are also committed to doing our part to help rebuilding and restoration begin for those whose lives have been turned upside down by the storm.”

Long before Hurricane Florence reached the coast, we implemented our storm preparedness protocols, which included topping off fuel generators, testing high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites and protecting physical facilities against flooding.

We also activated our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program, staging and deploying emergency response equipment that included mobile cell sites called Cell on Wheels (COWs) and Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs). These enabled us to respond quickly to support our customers, and help first responders stay connected and to restore service in affected communities.


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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.

© 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.

 

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AT&T Global Media Relations
Phone: 404.218.8436

 

September 15, 2018

AT&T Continues to Support Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

Posted by AT&T South Carolina

As we evaluate the effects of Hurricane Florence, keeping our customers and first responders connected remains top of mind.

Overall, our network continues to perform well in affected areas. Storm damage and power loss may be affecting service for some customers in parts of North and South Carolina.

As conditions allow, we are deploying additional personnel and equipment to repair and restore where needed.

Additionally, our Network Disaster Recovery and drone teams are standing by to assist in damage assessment and recovery.

In the past few years, we have faced record storms and each year, our people jump into action. This storm is no different.

To provide additional support to the community, we are deploying retail trucks to the Raleigh area in North Carolina. These trucks will provide charging stations and Wi-Fi connectivity to affected residents at local shelters.

We also have a network of over 1,700 hotspots in the affected areas at major retail and restaurant locations. We’re working hard to ensure our customers and first responders have the connectivity they need.

For ongoing updates on Hurricane Florence, visit

https://about.att.com/content/sites/disaster_relief/hurricane_florence.html

September 10, 2018

AT&T Networks Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Posted by AT&T South Carolina Team

AT&T* is ready for Hurricane Florence with an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby.

AT&T started its storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Hurricane Florence. The storm is expected to impact the Eastern coast later this week. Our preparation includes: 

  • Topping off fuel generators.
  • Testing high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites.
  • Protecting physical facilities against flooding.
  • Staging other emergency response equipment in strategic locations for quick deployment following the storm.

AT&T also improved the network redundancy in storm-prone areas. We have installed more generators at critical cell towers and switching facilities and moved electronics essential to network operations above expected flood levels. 

“Customers rely on us, especially during major storms," said Jane Sosebee, president, AT&T South Carolina.  "That's why we practice readiness drills and simulations throughout the year. And we do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. We’ve worked for the past few days to position equipment and crews, and we are ready to respond if needed. We’re closely linked with South Carolina state and local emergency response officials in their storm response efforts.”

The AT&T National Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry’s largest and most advanced disaster response programs. The NDR fleet includes hundreds of technology recovery and support trailers that can be quickly deployed to support customers and first responders.

Response equipment readied in the wake of an event includes:

  • 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. This is 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

Just as we prepare, we encourage customers to do the same. Additional information and tips for disaster preparedness can be found at https://about.att.com/story/at-t-disaster-response-program-keeps-customers-connected-during-.html.

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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.

© 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.