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Entries filed under 'Technology'

    AT&T By The Numbers

    November 12, 2014 11:03 AM by AT&T

    Every day we work to connect people to their world. In addition to connecting people through technology and devices, we connect students with mentors, employees with their community, and our facilities with resource efficiency practices. Check out our video to get more AT&T highlights from this quarter and to better understand our footprint on the world.

    Refreshing and Raising the Bar

    May 1, 2014 9:30 AM by Roman Smith

    As a sun-loving Texan, my semiannual trips to the Pacific Northwest often make me feel like I should bring my own UV machine. So you can only imagine my delight when I landed in Seattle last week and found the sun there, waiting for me.

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    The Power of Opportunity: Reconnecting McDowell County to a Brighter Horizon

    April 30, 2014 9:00 AM by Scott Sapperstein

    McDowell County sits in the mountains of southern West Virginia – an area still recovering from the departure of the coal mining industry and jobs it provided. This county, and its residents, are often faced with the realities of economic hardship. This is a county deserving of a new era and a fresh start, which is exactly what the Reconnecting McDowell initiative is designed to provide.

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    Keeping up With Technology: AT&T Supports OASIS Training lab Upgrades to Help Older Adults Stay in Step

    April 29, 2014 1:00 PM by AT&T

    As computers and mobile devices continue to evolve, it’s even more challenging for older adults to take advantage of what technology has to offer. With support from AT&T, OASIS, a national nonprofit devoted to successful aging, is updating training equipment and stepping up efforts to help people over 50 reap the benefits of technology. 

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    AT&T Energy Director to Expand Focus to Include Smarter Buildings

    April 15, 2014 11:42 AM by AT&T

    John Schinter, who was hired as AT&T’s first Director of Energy in 2009, was recently appointed Assistant Vice President of Energy and Smart Buildings. 

    While continuing with his current role to oversee company-wide energy management efforts, Schinter’s focus will expand to include the deployment of new M2M and big data solutions to optimize facility equipment operational performance and reliability. 

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    FCC's Broadband Plan: Beneficial to Workers, the Economy and the Environment

    April 10, 2014 9:15 AM by Susan Diegelman

    We recently marked the fourth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan, a roadmap created to bring broadband connectivity throughout the US. Connectivity is a necessary resource for everyone in this digital age, but many Americans continue to have difficulties obtaining access. Once we meet the plan’s stated goals, we will have increased the availability of affordable, high-speed broadband service in all areas of the country. Many of the Plan’s goals align with BGA's Repair America objectives to modernize America’s infrastructure, and in so doing revitalize America’s economy and address pressing energy and climate challenges. We applaud the FCC, both on the Plan itself and on the progress made so far.

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    Constructing Sustainable Innovation

    April 2, 2014 1:00 PM by Alberto Zilio

    AGRION hosted its 2nd annual international summit on “Energy and Sustainability, European Projects and Regulation” in Paris last month. The summit included speakers from across the globe discussing all aspects of energy and sustainability. I participated in a panel on Constructing Sustainable Innovation with Carlos de la Paz of the European Union’s LIFE Programme and Elisabeth Laville of Utopies.

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    Connected Cities and the Power of Data

    March 5, 2014 11:41 AM by Tim Fleming

    Growing up, I was fascinated by numbers and data. I had a notebook where I would keep track of the results of every card or board game I played.  When I was older, and personal computers were introduced, my favorite software wasn’t a video game, it was a spreadsheet.  It was then a natural progression of course that I would keep lists of just about everything on a 5 ¼ floppy disk.  I was looking for trends, patterns, the story that these bits of data might tell.

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