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December 07, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Cheryl Riley

Dear Friends,

We are closing out the year just the way we started it: connecting people to opportunity. From connecting the U.S. Army, to connecting AT&T employees to career pipelines, or even connecting students to academic training, at its core, this is what all of us at AT&T do every day. I am so proud of what we have accomplished this year in South Dakota, and as I look forward to 2018 I am excited for what is to come. But before we get to January, I want to wish all of you, your family and your friends a happy holiday season and a happy New Year!

Best regards,

Cheryl Riley
President — AT&T Northern Plains
South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska


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December 06, 2017

Don’t Be One of the 5%

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

Cyber Aware -- Don’t Be One of the 5%

Five percent of consumers in the U.S. text their passwords to their accounts (not a good idea) … 5% of consumers use consecutive letters or numbers for their passwords (you might as well text those passwords to the bad guys in the first place) … 5% of consumers provide their personal or financial info to an email sender without verifying who they are.

The good news is that most Americans know that these are things we should not be doing online if we want to protect ourselves. The challenge is that the crooks are getting smarter, making it harder for consumers to know what to do to protect themselves online. That’s why AT&T just launched att.com/CyberAware.

Bookmark — and regularly visit — this site to learn about the latest tips for protecting yourself and your family, and stay up to date on the latest threats. From ID theft, to malware to robocalls and other concerns, we’ve put the resources all in one place.

*FleishmanHillard survey, on behalf of AT&T, of 1,020 American consumers age 18 and older online between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, 2017

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December 05, 2017

U.S. Army Chooses AT&T for Modernized Global Communications

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

U.S. Army Chooses AT&T for Modernized Global Communications

With nearly 1 million users globally, the U.S. Army has chosen AT&T for its latest contract to unify and modernize their communications capabilities.

We’re providing the Army with a new way to think about connectivity. Our services will make it easier for Army personnel to connect, collaborate and share information in support of daily operations globally. These services include voice, video, chat, instant messaging, presence and screen sharing. Army mechanics overseas can share screens with experts at a home station to speed repairs. Commanders and their staffs can use live video links to collaborate across different locations or direct troop operations abroad.

Army personnel in the U.S. and abroad will have access to these services on demand from their desktops, laptops and approved mobile devices. The Army will not need to buy new equipment. The services are cloud-based, and we will manage them. We are also delivering them in classified and highly secure unclassified formats.

“We’re honored to deliver capabilities that complement our vision of a ‘Network of the Future’ for the Army,” said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Global Public Sector. “These services will help the heroes who defend our nation to connect, share and keep us safe.”

The U.S. Army’s modernization efforts align with Department of Defense strategies to maintain the military’s technological advantage through the use of commercial cloud services.

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December 04, 2017

Employee Uncovers Grandpa’s Secret World War II AT&T Project that Changed the World

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

Brian Rexroad, vice president of Security Platforms in Bedminster, New Jersey, always knew that his grandfather Carl Rumpel had worked for AT&T. But when you’re a kid, you don’t think to

WWII Project that Changed the World

ask what “Gramp” did from day to day. Recently, when going through one of his grandfather’s old journals, Brian made an amazing discovery: his grandfather fought Nazis, by helping to create a voice encryption system called SIGSALY.

“It’s one of the first — if not the first — voice encryption systems that was used by [Winston] Churchill and [Franklin D.] Roosevelt to communicate during a World War II effort,” Rexroad said. 

Yes, the man Brian called “Gramp” was instrumental in creating technology that was used to defeat Nazi Germany. With stations set up in Washington, D.C., London and Northern Africa, SIGSALY allowed phone conversations without any unwanted listening in.

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November 01, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by Cheryl Riley

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,

Cheryl Riley
President — AT&T Northern Plains

Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota

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October 16, 2017

Providing relief in the aftermath of natural disasters

Posted by Cheryl Riley

Two earthquakes in Mexico and a trio of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Houston, Louisiana and Florida have left widespread damage.

In our efforts to restore service to these areas, we've had great collaboration with government officials and others. But our people – doing the difficult, exhausting work – are making a tremendous difference.

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!

There’s no doubt these disasters were merciless – 4 disasters in 4 regions in 4 weeks is hard to fathom. Many people in these communities are hurting. And there's still massive restoration to be done. But we're dedicated to seeing it through for our employees, customers and communities.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Riley
President — AT&T Northern Plains
Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota



relief

Two earthquakes in Mexico and a trio of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Houston, Louisiana and Florida have left widespread damage.

In our efforts to restore service to these areas, we've had great collaboration with government officials and others. But our people — doing the difficult, exhausting work — are making a tremendous difference.

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!

There’s no doubt these disasters were merciless — 4 disasters in 4 regions in 4 weeks is hard to fathom. Many people in these communities are hurting. And there's still massive restoration to be done. But we're dedicated to seeing it through for our employees, customers and communities.

See below for a summary on our response and ongoing efforts.



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Across Mexico, buildings collapsed, and there were many fires and gas leaks. Transportation systems were shut down, including highways, parts of the subway system and parts of the Mexico City airport.

Our teams continue to work around the clock and have made great progress on our network. However, the country is still under a national emergency. We are supporting CENACED, an organization actively working to aid relief efforts in Mexico and have given our customers in Mexico an option to support those affected by the earthquake by donating to the organization.



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As the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands face a long road of recovery, we’re bringing much-needed relief. Significant storm damage, power outages and flooding interrupted service throughout the regions.

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.

In the meantime, we set up a website that will let anyone stateside (regardless of carrier) to register the cell phone number of a family member or friend who is an AT&T wireless customer in Puerto Rico. Thus far, thousands of people have signed up. When the Puerto Rico-based customer’s cell phone connects to our network in Puerto Rico, the customer will be notified that their family or friends in the U.S. have been trying to contact them.

We are also focused on network restoration in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We’ve set up a portable cell site in St. Thomas. Some network services have been restored there and throughout the rest of the Virgin Islands.

We continue to work closely with local authorities. And we're ready to begin work just as soon as we can do it safely.



Florida

Our wireless network is operating normally. The number of wireline customers without service is shrinking. We’ve brought in more than 100 additional technicians from outside Florida. More than 98% of affected network equipment is back in service. We’re adding power equipment where needed to maintain and restore wireline service. We have more than 180 wireline facilities on battery power and more than 90 on generator power.

So far, we’re working to replace more than 800,000 feet of cable. More than 1,500 utility poles have been broken or damaged and need to be replaced.



Texas and Louisiana

While Harvey resulted in terrible flooding, Irma left severe wind damage. The devastation wrought by these disasters will require a long-term effort to rebuild. The one bright spot in all this is that we're making solid progress restoring our operations in those areas. We've accomplished a lot in our response to Harvey.

All our stores are open in South Texas and Louisiana. Our wireline and wireless networks are business as usual. Accessibility and safety for our teams on the ground were a major concern. But in working around the clock with officials, we were able to find ways to get into many areas.

Response

Be sure to check out a blog post by Joan Marsh, AT&T executive vice president, Regulatory & State External Affairs, titled The Tale of Three Storms.

For live AT&T Response and Updates on the recent natural disasters, please visit the AT&T Newsroom. For updates in Spanish, please visit our AT&T Spanish Newscenter.

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September 12, 2017

Wyoming becomes 2nd state to opt in for FirstNet & AT&T’s Public Safety Broadband Network

Posted by Cheryl Riley

Dear Friends,

Our Wyoming team is wrapping up a busy summer with some great outcomes. Wyoming was the second state to adopt FirstNet in early July, bringing a dedicated network for first responders and more states following suit.

Visitors for the Solar Eclipse also had the service they needed to communicate thanks to additional network resources at a time that our state needed it most.

And most importantly, our thoughts are with the thousands of Americans who are being impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Find out below how you can give to recovery efforts and how AT&T is supporting recovery efforts.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Riley
President — AT&T Northern Plains
Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota


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Wyoming becomes 2nd state to opt in for FirstNet & AT&T’s Public Safety Broadband Network

Wyoming made history. On July 11, Gov. Matthew Mead announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the State’s public safety community. This made Wyoming 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.

“The State of Wyoming has participated in FirstNet consultation and outreach activities throughout the planning of the network and reviewed the details of the FirstNet State Plan,” wrote Gov.Matt Mead. “I have determined that it is in the best interest of Wyoming to participate in the FirstNet deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.” FirstNet and AT&T will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Wyoming’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.

“FirstNet will be an asset for emergency personnel across Wyoming. This is a tool that allows for better communication and faster response,” said Gov. Mead.

The FirstNet network will transform the way Wyoming’s fire, police, EMS 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, like Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Create an efficient communications experience for public safety personnel in agencies and jurisdictions across the State during natural disasters. This includes the yearly wildland fires across the west.

Enhance network coverage in rural areas. This will benefit first responders and residents throughout Wyoming’s topographically diverse landscape. First responders will also have access to dedicated network deployables — like satellite cells on wheels — for additional coverage and support when needed.

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 Wyoming was designed with direct input from the State’s public safety community. FirstNet has been meeting with Wyoming’s officials and public safety personnel for several years to address their unique communication needs.

“Gov. Mead’s decision will enhance public safety communications throughout the state," said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. "The FirstNet network will connect first responders operating across Wyoming’s diverse landscape — including its rural, mountainous and remote areas, as well as federal and tribal lands. FirstNet and AT&T are pleased to have delivered a plan that meets Wyoming’s unique needs, and we look forward to deploying the network across the Equality State.”

The decision enables FirstNet and AT&T to begin creating an entirely new wireless ecosystem for public safety communications. Wyoming’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 workers will have dedicated access to the network when and where they need it — 24/7/365, like their mission.

“Governor Mead is taking a leading role to make it easier for first responders to communicate across the state and across the country,” said Chris Sambar, SVP, AT&T – FirstNet. “We rely on first responders to keep us safe every day. So we applaud Governor Mead's quick decision to give Wyoming's public safety community access to a first-of-its-kind network and next-generation technologies purpose-built for their needs.”

“We thank Governor Mead for making one of the most economical and technologically advanced decisions for Wyoming’s first responders and the residents they serve,” said Cheryl Riley, president, AT&T Northern Plains. “We’re proud to partner with the state to help them transform the way public safety communicates. Through this partnership, we will build upon our investments in Wyoming with a dedicated focus on our first responders. They put their lives on the line every day, and now, Wyoming is bringing them the network they need to support their brave efforts without delay.”

September 11, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Response & Live Updates

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

Hurricane Harvey

Our thoughts are with the thousands of Americans who are being impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Beginning Aug. 26, 2017, and running through at least Sept. 1, 2017, AT&T will issue credits to AT&T wireless customers in impacted areas for additional data, voice and text charges, and AT&T PREPAID for additional voice and text charges. AT&T’s Network Disaster Recovery Teams will also continue to deploy equipment in places damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

To help those affected by Hurricane Harvey across parts of Louisiana and Texas we encourage you to text ‘HARVEY’ to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross to help people recover from disasters. To learn more about store closures and to keep up with AT&T’s daily updates, be sure to visit: http://about.att.com/inside_connections_blog/hurricane_harvey.

September 10, 2017

Cell Towers & COWS Enhance Service for Much Anticipated Summer Events in Wyoming

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

COWS

Summer in Wyoming is always a great season. Thousands of festival goers at Cheyenne Frontier Days were able to post and tweet faster than ever before with a new AT&T cell tower disguised as an old-fashioned water tower on the north side of Frontier Park. The 40-by-40 foot structure, towered about 75 feet in the air, was the talk of the town. To learn more read: http://bit.ly/2uqKJ1F.

Wyoming was in the direct path of the solar eclipse this past August, and thousands of Americans made the trek to see this once in a lifetime viewing. To make sure service was optimized, AT&T installed three Cell On Wheels (COW) at the Glendo Reservoir in eastern Wyoming, which provided extra LTE coverage and boosted network capacity at the reservoir by 160%. The other 2 COWs were placed in Teton County.

September 09, 2017

Start the school year strong with the Khan Academy LearnStorm Challenge!

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Khan Academy

As students swap out their beach bags for backpacks, it can be a tough transition back to the classroom after summer break. Some studies show that a full month of learning may be lost during this short period away from school.

We want to help students get back in the groove. That’s why we’re teaming up with Khan Academy to help ensure that teachers and students have the tools needed to start the school year strong. Khan Academy’s LearnStorm is a free, 6-week online challenge from Sept. 12 to Oct. 20 that will help students build the skills and mindsets they’ll need for a successful year of learning.

LearnStorm is open to all learners in grades 3 through 12, with an enhanced experience for educators in accredited U.S. schools or homeschools that sign up their classes. Teachers or parents assign videos, exercises and educational articles to students. Students then complete the assignments on their computers or mobile devices to earn prizes individually, for their class and for their school!

Share LearnStorm with your student's teacher to get their classroom signed up today! You can also sign your child up for Khan Academy and have them complete the LearnStorm challenge on their own, starting Sept. 12.

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September 08, 2017

Grand Teton Foundation’s Tribal Youth Foundation

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

AT&T was happy to be a part of the Grand Teton Foundation’s Tribal Youth Corp efforts working and learning in the park. In early July the group of 6 students from Wind River Reservation worked hard over a course of 3 weeks learning the ins and outs of what it takes to protect the park.

The first Tribal Youth Corps crew spent their term maintaining Grand Teton’s cultural resources and trail system. The paid internship provides participants with new job skills and a better idea of careers within the National Park Service.

Students learned how to repair and replace various types of fencing, mitigate erosion and invasive species around buildings, and stabilize walls and structures. Crew members also acquired skills in brushing corridors, building drains, and finishing tread on trails at Death Canyon, Taggart Lake and Triangle X Ranch. Each Tribal Youth Corps participant contributed over 120 hours to these projects that the park would not have accomplished otherwise.

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AT&T is a proud partner of the Grand Teton National Park and Montana Conservation Corps — and helped make this first session of the 2017 program a huge success.

To learn more about their efforts, visit: http://www.gtnpf.org/first-session-tribal-youth-corps-completes-much-needed-work-grand-teton/

September 07, 2017

Small Cells: Preparing for the future of wireless

Posted by AT&T Wyoming Team

It’s an exciting time to work in the communications technology industry. More than ever, consumers and businesses are relying on mobile devices to connect to everyone and everything they can.

From January 2007 through December 2016, AT&T experienced a 250,000% increase in data usage on our network. And, as streaming video continues to become more prominent and new apps and services are introduced, this growth in data usage will continue to rise.

With this mounting pressure on the mobile network, AT&T is developing additional innovative ways to enhance its existing networks, prepare for the technologies of the future — such as 5G, smart cities and new developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) — and provide the best possible experience for our customers.

With these ends in mind, we need to make installing critical infrastructure, such as “small cells,” easier. By providing more targeted network capacity, small cells can make the wireless internet we depend on faster and more reliable.

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So far, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont and Virginia have passed smart, forward-looking legislation that will accelerate the deployment of small cells. California, North Carolina and Wisconsin are among the other states carefully considering small cell legislation to remove existing barriers and pave the way for providers to deploy small cells and upgrade wireless networks. And, in Delaware, small cell legislation passed in the state legislature and is awaiting the governor’s signature.

In Wyoming, AT&T is actively engaging with local governments across our state on the deployment of small cell infrastructure, working to provide the best possible experience today while laying the foundation for tomorrow’s wireless capabilities.

As we work to expand and implement this new technology across our network, some will undoubtedly ask, “What does the future hold for high-speed wireless internet?” The possibilities are endless. With increased connectivity speeds and network capacity, small cell deployment will help enhance and support a host of innovative services, such as telemedicine, connected cars, distance learning, smart homes, smart farms and even entire Smart Cities, with each contributing to a stronger, more connected Wyoming.

To learn more about AT&T’s leadership in the Internet of Things and Smart Cities evolution, please click here.

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May 22, 2017

Carrying the Load in Wyoming in support of our military

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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 adventure 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 participants this month of May in Wyoming. Learn more about how to get involved and see the full relay route from coast to coast here.

Click on the link below to show your support.

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April 03, 2017

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

Posted by AT&T Wyoming 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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March 08, 2017

AT&T Wyoming Update

Posted by Cheryl Riley

Dear Friends,

With spring on the horizon and legislative session complete, AT&T continues to work with lawmakers on policy to keep Wyoming moving forward. Our goal is to continue to bring ways for innovation and economic development to flourish.

Here’s a taste of what’s happening across AT&T.

Thanks for a good beginning to 2017!
Sincerely,

Cheryl Riley
President — AT&T Northern Plains
Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota

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March 07, 2017

AT&T Ranks #1 in Telecom Globally in FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies for Third Year in a Row

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3 years in a rowAT&T Also Ranked Among World's Top 50 Most Admired Companies 

AT&T* was recognized recently by FORTUNE magazine as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world in 2017 for the third year in a row.

“Our industry has never been more dynamic than it is right now. And that makes this recognition particularly meaningful,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. “It’s really a tribute to the hard work and customer commitment of each and every employee in the AT&T family.”

The publication also placed AT&T at #37 among the Top 50 Most Admired companies in the world. This is our fourth year on the Global Top 50 list. AT&T is also the only communications company on the list. We ranked first in all 9 attributes again, including innovation, financial soundness and quality of products/services.

FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation.

Read more here.

*From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2017. ©2017 Time Inc. FORTUNE and The World's Most Admired Companies® are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under License. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, AT&T.

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March 06, 2017

Coming to you live from the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy

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AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy

January was a big month for AT&T in Washington, D.C. Our network team prepared the National Mall for Inauguration Day, boosting network capacity by 400%. We launched a center for policymakers, tech experts and companies to collaborate. And we broadcasted live from the heart of the action. 

AT&T hosted its grand opening of the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment and Policy on Jan. 18. The grand opening played host to D.C.’s finest and featured an interactive setting to showcase DIRECTV’s Audience Network and other original content.

In addition to the opening reception, we are thrilled to have our very own DIRECTV studio in the Forum. In fact, the "Rich Eisen Show" on the Audience Network broadcasted live from the AT&T Forum the week of the inauguration. Special guests for the Eisen Show included Brett Baier (FOX) and Chuck Todd (NBC).

Located 4 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the AT&T Forum will bring together technology experts, academics and policy thought leaders across the nation to discuss ways to encourage investment, job growth and innovation.

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March 06, 2017

Your favorite nonprofit needs an MVP!

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Brackets for Good

AT&T is teaming up with Brackets For Good to host Brackets For Good USA, the first-ever national online bracket-style fundraising competition.

From now through March 31, 64 nonprofits will compete for donors’ support, with every dollar donated earning 1 “point” to help them advance to the next round. The nonprofits get to keep their donations, and the winner takes home an additional $100,000 contribution from AT&T. Participating organizations are located throughout the country.

It’s competitive giving — and everybody wins. Learn more and support your favorite nonprofit today at usa.bfg.org!

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March 05, 2017

Now wanted: Girls who want to learn how to code

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Girls Who Code application

Fact: There are not enough women in tech. And Girls Who Code and AT&T want to help flip the script by giving girls an early and better understanding about the exciting careers of the future.

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit that seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with computing skills for the 21st century. As part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T has supported Girls Who Code since 2014, and we’re thrilled to once again host the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs this year.

The 7-week Summer Immersion Program teaches young women — rising high school juniors and seniors — everything they need to know to become super coders. No prior coding experience is required. In between learning mobile app development to robotics to web design, girls in the program receive exposure to the real world of computer science through field trips and meeting some of the top executives of technology companies.

In 2017, AT&T will host the program at offices in 6 cities across the country: Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Girls Who Code is now accepting applications for the 2017 program through March 17. Individuals can learn more and apply here. It’s time to rule the world, coding girls!

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November 04, 2016

Luck Has Nothing To Do With It

Posted by Cheryl Riley

Dear Friends,

With children back in school and fall here, we’ve got lots of great news for the season. Since 2009, the AT&T 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 continued to support state initiatives, like Wyoming’s Broadband Summit, and continue our streak of winning a prestigious award 7 consecutive times. We also look ahead at the winter months as we help first responders prepare for new challenges.

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

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Cheryl Riley
President — AT&T Northern Plains


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.”

Click HERE to read more.