AT&T Street Charge was conceived as a result of the communications challenges many New Yorkers faced during Superstorm Sandy, when power outages made it impossible for people to charge their devices and connect to loved ones. AT&T Street Charge, which debuted on a small scale last summer, uses the sun’s energy, rather than the electric grid, to provide a reliable source of power day and night so New Yorkers can stay connected.
AT&T Street Charge joins our other high tech solutions: untethering people from from the walls and wires upon which we have long relied. New York City in particular is home to a booming technology sector that is changing the way we live, work, share and interact with each other. It’s this concept of “mobilizing our world” that remains at the heart of AT&T’s innovation philosophy.