Connectivity for the common good

AT&T Blog Team
July 8, 2021
Broadband Access and Affordability


Connectivity for the common good

Over the past year, one thing is clear: connection is crucial. Even in the absence of traditional gatherings, the power of connectivity was not deterred. We’ve gone to great lengths to stay in touch with the rest of the world – often in unexpected ways – through regular phone calls and video chats, outdoor hangouts, even bringing the silver screen into living rooms to watch movies at home. This dedication underscores AT&T’s values within the company and outside its walls: connectivity is born from collaboration.

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AT&T Invests Nearly $225 Million Over Three-Year Period to Connect Local Customers in Utah

AT&T is proud to connect customers across the country by continuing to grow the nation’s best network1. From 2018-2020, we expanded coverage and improved connectivity in more communities by investing nearly $225 million in our wireless and wireline networks in Utah, including more than $120 million in the Salt Lake City area.

“From connecting family and loved ones to helping first responders during a crisis, AT&T is committed to investing in Utah to build state-of-the-art infrastructure that will keep people connected.”

Tara Thue – President, AT&T Mountain West States

“Utah is the fastest-growing state over the past decade. By continuing to improve our network at the state and local levels, we are building where there’s demand, helping businesses grow in Utah, and helping to ensure that our customers and communities stay connected throughout the country.”

1 AT&T’s commitment to communities across the country continues and spans all layers of our network—from fiber to 5G to FirstNet®. These investments are essential to connecting our customers with their family, friends and colleagues by increasing the network’s speed, reliability, coverage and overall performance.

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AT&T Is Now Enrolling Customers in the FCC’s Temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit Program  We believe that broadband connectivity is essential for all Americans. People depend on technologies like the internet to stay connected to every part of their lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought national awareness to the lack of internet accessibility for millions of Americans – especially for low-income families. That’s why we are working to help households stay connected. AT&T is participating in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to help eligible households with connectivity costs during the pandemic.

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The monthly cost of broadband – after applying the EBB – can temporarily fall to as low as $0 a month.2

In these difficult economic times, the EBB will help qualifying households reduce wireless service costs for activities like job searches, telehealth, remote work, and distance learning. EBB enrollment is now open, and the benefit can be applied to select plans for both new and existing AT&T and Cricket Wireless customers. 

2Additional fees and taxes may apply.

Help us spread the word. EBB applies to wireless connectivity.3

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Tell your constituents and members how they can take advantage of the EBB Program. Eligible households can temporarily obtain a single benefit of up to $50/month (or up to $75/month on qualifying Tribal lands) on:

  • Wireless: Eligible wireless plans from AT&T PREPAIDSM and Cricket Wireless, available in all 50 states and DC.

For more details, visit att.com/EBB and cricketwireless.com/broadbandbenefit.

3 Home internet services, including Access from AT&T and select AT&T Internet rate plans, are available within our 21-state wireline footprint.

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AT&T SportsNet Supports Junior Jazz

AT&T SportsNet Supports Junior Jazz Earlier this month, the Utah Jazz recognized AT&T SportsNet at a sponsor event during a home game. We’re proud to collaborate with the team and be supporters of the Junior Jazz!

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Forty Under 40
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AT&T salutes the women who lead the way — in leadership and in life. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to support Tara and recognize her dedication to supporting our communities and improving the world around us. Click here to watch a short video.