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January 24, 2019

Burlington, VT student wins AT&T Youth Filmmaker Award

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

Congratulations to Maia Vota of Burlington whose film, “ A Realistic Look at Distracted Driving,” asks a variety of students to honestly explain whether or not they have ever driven distracted.

Read more and watch Maia’s video, along with all this year’s AT&T Film Award winners here: https://about.att.com/story/2019/att_film_awards_2018_winners.html

January 24, 2019

We are committed to your safety

Posted by Patricia Jacobs

The holiday season comes with a lot of good cheer, but also many distractions. AT&T New England wants to drive home the message that we are committed to your safety and remind everyone that distracted driving is never OK.

This month, our team has been out in communities around New England hosting IT CAN WAIT events to inform drivers about the dangers of distracted driving and to encourage them to stay safe on the road.

In Vermont and Massachusetts, we hosted the IT CAN WAIT Virtual Reality Experience that uses state-of-the-art technology to put participants face-to-face with the very real consequences of distracted driving. And in Rhode Island, we marked the 100th IT CAN WAIT high school assembly in the state, reaching more than 30,000 students, culminating a 6-year joint initiative with the Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.

AT&T research has found nearly 9-in-10 people admit to using their smartphone while driving. People are texting from behind the wheel — they’re checking email, accessing social media and even snapping photos. Nearly 4-in-10 people say that distracted driving is a habit. Sadly, this pattern of behavior has had deadly consequences far too many times.

I encourage you to join the nearly 33 million other people who have visited www.itcanwait.com and taken the pledge to never drive distracted. Help us inspire others to be safe on the road — one pledge could save a life.

From everyone here at AT&T New England, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Sincerely,

Patricia Jacobs

President — AT&T New England

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August 27, 2018

AT&T Invests Nearly $45 Million Dollars Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Vermont

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

At AT&T1*, we've invested nearly $45 million dollars in our Vermont wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

In 2017, AT&T made 158 wireless network upgrades in Vermont. We added bandwidth, additional carriers and new site builds.

Following the passage of recent state legislation, AT&T will continue its investment in Vermont with additional upgrades.

"The state's siting statute for cell sites, 30 VSA sec. 248a greatly facilitates AT&T's investment in Vermont," said Patricia Jacobs, President of AT&T – New England. "This investment will also pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead. AT&T will continue our commitment to enhancing our Vermont network in new and innovative ways."

The AT&T LTE network now covers more than 400 million people in North America. Notable Vermont network enhancements in 2017 included:

  • 80 new bandwidth expansions
  • 72 additional carriers
  • 6 new transmission sites

By building out our 4G LTE network, we're laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We're boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability of our network using the latest technology.

Since the formation of the FirstNet public-private partnership a little over a year ago, governors from all 50 states, 5 territories and D.C. recognized the value of FirstNet, joining in its mission to strengthen and modernize public safety's communications capabilities.

FirstNet is a new nationwide communications platform dedicated to America's public safety community. As we build, deploy and evolve FirstNet, we will build upon our current and planned investments in Vermont to help ensure public safety's network delivers the coverage and cutting-edge capabilities first responders expect – today and for decades to come.

For the 4th year in a row, AT&T earned the top spot in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies list in 2018. We also placed No. 49 among the 50 most admired companies across all industries.

We were ranked first or second in all 9 attributes used to compile the list, including innovation, people management, quality of management, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.

To learn more about our coverage in Vermont, or anywhere in the U.S., visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

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*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. 

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October 27, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by Patricia Jacobs

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,

Patricia Jacobs
President — AT&T New England

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July 31, 2017

Connecting people to opportunity: AT&T Annual Sustainability Report

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

At AT&T, we are using the power of our network, our workforce and our connections to drive positive change in communities. Our successes in this effort are in large part due to our employees’ commitment to the greater good.

It’s because of this dedication that for the 3rd time in 5 years, AT&T has been named the top community-minded communications company in the U.S. by The Civic 50.

Additionally, we announced our first milestone toward our goal of enabling customer carbon savings 10x the footprint of AT&T’s operations by 2025. This update includes a methodology for measuring our impact and our first customer case study about the carbon benefits of connected shipping pallets.

Side-by-side with nonprofits, peers and customers, we are working to measure the carbon- and cost-savings enabled by our technology so more businesses can understand how they can use technology to help improve the environment.

These stories and more are articulated in the 2016 edition of our Annual Sustainability Update and 28 associated issue briefs. The report highlights the progress our company is making through a variety of citizenship and sustainability initiatives designed to help the individuals, communities and environments that need it most.

Check out some additional highlights from the report:

C&S Report

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May 25, 2017

AT&T honoring our nation’s heroes

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

While we are grateful for our nation’s heroes every day, Memorial Day offers a national day to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.

At AT&T, we know our nation’s service men and women make sacrifices to protect our country and our freedoms. It is an honor to support them, and, this year, AT&T is a proud sponsor of 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.

Why I Carry The Load

In 2003, AT&T employee Matt Foster, then a soldier in the US Army, left his family, friends and future wife for an active duty deployment with the U.S. 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 Matt to get involved with Carry The Load.

At AT&T, we are honored to support our nation’s service men and women. Learn more about our support for veterans and the military here and see Carry The Load’s full relay route from coast to coast here.

Enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day.

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March 17, 2017

Look in the sky — Flying COWs

Posted by Patricia Jacobs

Dear Friends,

The future is here. Our customers want to download content faster, stay connected with family and friends and have greater control over their home. That’s why AT&T continues to lead and innovate in this space — from IoTs to flying drones, we want to make sure our network is ready for what our customers want and for the possibilities that the future holds. We’re also focused on the future of our communities, which is why AT&T is teaming up with Brackets For Good to host the first national online bracket-style fundraising competition. As we look back at the first quarter of 2017, we have done so much, but we know there is so much more to do. And we won’t be able to do it without you.

Sincerely,

Patricia Jacobs
President — Vermont 

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March 16, 2017

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a FLYING COW

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

When we first announced our drone program back in July 2016, I’m sure you were intrigued, yet slightly confused. Well, since our announcement we have been working on what we like to call “Flying COWs.”
FLYING COW video

A Flying COW is a cell site on a drone. But what does COW stand for? In a nutshell, it stands for “Cell On Wings” Pretty clever, huh?

Recently our drone team — in what we believe is an industry first — successfully completed a live test flight of a Flying COW transmitting and receiving speed data outside a field in Atlanta. The Flying COW plays an important role for our Network Disaster Recovery team, and we’ll also look to use them to enhance coverage at big events like music festivals. Once operational, 1 Flying COW could eventually provide coverage to an area of up to 40 square miles.

Be sure to check out this video to watch AT&T’s Flying COW in action!

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March 15, 2017

“M” in LTE-M should stand for MORE – more Internet of Things

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

The world of connected devices is already here, with more ordinary objects becoming extraordinaryAT&T is a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and our plans for a nationwide deployment of a LTE-M network for Internet of Things is ahead of schedule in the second quarter of 2017. We’re also planning LTE-M availability in Mexico by the end of the year.

LTE-M will be the catalyst for large-scale IoT deployments. Allowing more businesses and people to tap into IoT will transform how we live, work and care for our world. Currently, we are already testing LTE-M network and chipset technology in:

Bullet pointSmart water meters with Capstone Metering
Bullet pointSmart pallets with RM2
Bullet pointSmart beverage fountains with PepsiCo
Bullet pointConsumer devices with Samsung
Bullet pointShipping container monitoring with Xirgo Technologies
Bullet pointConnected vehicles and fleet & asset management with CalAmp
Bullet pointHome security and automation with Telular.

Devices designed to operate on the LTE-M network have advantages over traditional IoT connectivity options. You’ll see:

Lower device costs 

Longer battery life (expected up to 10 years)

Better coverage underground and deep inside buildings

Module Size (as small as 1/6 the size of current modules)

 

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March 14, 2017

Network, Connections and Community — AT&T by the Numbers

Posted by AT&T Vermont Team

AT&T wireless customers in the U.S. and Mexico

We keep customers connected all around the world.

Every day we work to connect people to their world. This past quarter, we had 11.8 million connected cars on the AT&T network, over one million (1,003,434) miles of network fiber routed globally, and acquired 4 patents every day, on average.

Check out our video to get more highlights from this recent quarter and some of the impressive ways AT&T is connecting people to their world.

Read more here.

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