Residents of Texas and Oklahoma have experienced destructive tornados and record setting rainfall that has led to flooding, deaths and missing persons. Many of us know individuals who have suffered losses because of these storms.Read More »
The People | Planet | Possibilities Blog is a resource for the latest AT&T corporate citizenship and sustainability news and updates.
Reaching the summit of a mountain is a great achievement. It takes perseverance to finish the climb. DECA students recently used the same determination to reach the Skills to Go Summit.Read More »
Last week, in drought-stricken Fresno, California, a group of talented and innovative sixth grade students presented their vision for how technology can help create efficiencies in water conservation.Read More »
In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, my colleagues and I are participating in a virtual book drive for military families by donating to United Through Reading. United Through Reading is an organization that provides personalized videos of deployed parents reading stories to their children back home. Military children face big challenges, including frequent separation from their loved ones. United Through Reading helps military children feel emotionally connected to their parents, while also helping them to enjoy reading.Read More »
We are on track to a 90% high school graduation rate by 2020! What great news to report at the GradNation Campaign’s Align & Act conference last week in Washington, DC! When you set a bold goal and maintain focus, progress will happen.Read More »
Any military veteran can tell you it takes a steel brush to clean the marks and stains off combat boots, and they never really look brand new again. It’s similar to the memories of one AT&T Veteran who has served three tours of duty since the age of 17. Combat has left an indelible mark on Hugh Meehan’s mind and heart.
They are changed forever.Read More »
The Third in a Series About Machine-to-Machine Technology and Water Management.
Properly maintained water systems underpin our quality of life. Inefficiencies in how we manage our precious water resources are very costly. Municipalities must spend a tremendous amount of money moving and treating water, and on average 25 percent of water produced never reaches end users because of leaks and water main bursts. Couple all these expensive repair bills with extreme weather patterns that are either leaving cities with way too much -- or far too little water -- and it’s no wonder why water crises are now ranked as the top threat to economic development worldwide.Read More »
Smartphone use While Driving Grows Beyond Texting to Social Media, Web Surfing, Selfies, Video ChattingMay 19, 2015 3:30 AM by AT&T
DALLAS, May 19, 2015 — When you see the driver next to you looking at their phone, it’s no longer safe to assume they’re texting. New research1 from AT&T* shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net. And surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat.Read More »
With the fast-growing adoption of smartphones and tablets, broadband internet, and wireless service, digital technology increasingly surrounds us. One notable exception is the once-popular landline, “plain old telephone service.” This analog, circuit-switched technology has been the gold standard for communications for over a century. However, the last 20+ years has seen a dramatic change in how – and where – people communicate. As the capabilities of new technologies expand with the change in underlying technology, the essential need for people with disabilities to communicate in real-time does not change.Read More »