Consider a future where connected cars produce more efficient traffic patterns on crowded city streets and connected buildings are smart enough to reduce their own energy use. To meet growing environmental challenges in our cities, our businesses and our communities, we are creating technology that turns potential into reality.

Connected World

Connections lead to dialogue – between people, machines, nature and everything in between. How can the technology that weaves through smart cities and our connected world make a positive impact on our planet?

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Internet of Things – AT&T Smart Cities

AT&T is a leader in IoT connectivity and capabilities with the largest number of connected devices.

Connected World

How mobile Technology is transforming everything - from our homes, to our cars, to our classrooms, to the cities in which we live.

AT&T Drive Studio

Introducing the AT&T Drive Studio, where AT&T is inviting the world's most innovative companies and developers to create the future of connected cars.

AT&T Digital Life

AT&T employee Michael Witriol discusses AT&T Digital Life services and how it was used to alert him to a theft at his home.

Upwardly Mobile

A look inside AT&T's Drive Studio and our vision for a simpler, safer driving experience.

From water pipes that detect their own leaks to sensors that warn us when perishable cargo is in danger of spoiling, our connected future is here – changing and improving our lives. This technology helps us preserve natural resources and prevent waste, avoid traffic jams and get places more efficiently, and keep our homes healthier and safer. Technology builds smart cities, smart communities and smart businesses that help us care for our planet.

We’re creating technology that empowers all of us – our 120 million wireless customers, large and small companies, big cities, little towns and more – to accomplish incredible things. Together we can tackle today’s issues to build a better tomorrow.

Discover more through our Innovation issue brief and our IoT News site.

Product Life

You depend on your phone for everything, but have you considered what goes into that device and what happens when you’re done with it? We want you to know your device inside and out. 


Approximately 7.3M cell phones reused or recycled through AT&T in 2015.

Read more about the product life cycle >


Looking for better battery life and a device made with environmentally preferable materials? How about a device manufactured in a place with a human rights policy? It’s time to look to the stars.

Visit the Eco-Space website >

Buy Back

Don’t just throw your device away! When you’re ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest, help your old device find a new life. Recycle with Buyback.

Visit our device recycling site >

Discover more through our Product Life Cycle issue brief.

Caring for the Planet

Our world is facing significant questions in the 21st century. How will we continue to support 9 billion people without inhibiting our natural environment's ability to support us? The future depends on the well-being of our planet. Our technology can help communities and businesses conserve natural resources, but we know we have to look after our own impact, as well. Through research, innovation and collaboration, we’re building tools designed to help us become more climate resilient.


$84 million realized in annualized energy savings from 3,911 energy projects in 2014.

5.9M gallons of unleaded gasoline avoided in 2015 through use of 11,257 Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs).

We’re a large and growing company, so any change to our operations can have a big effect. That’s why we’re getting smarter about how we use energymanage our carbon footprintconsume waterreduce waste and work with our suppliers. For example: from the Atlantic to the Pacific, you can find an AT&T alternative fuel vehicle in nearly every state of the union. But we can’t do it alone — we’re sharing what we learn through collaboration with groups such as Environmental Defense Fund so others can use and improve the tools we’ve developed.

Learn more about our climate resiliency efforts >

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