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.

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 140 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.




IoT for Good

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling the next generation of good. We’re using our IoT expertise to address significant social and environmental challenges to create meaningful, lasting benefits for our world.

Internet of Things solutions can transform the way we and our customers care for the planet.

Learn more about IoT for Good initiatives

From Farm to Table, IoT Connects

We’ve all heard of connected cars, connected devices and even connected homes. But, what about connected food?

IoT Helps Reduce Methane Emissions

We’re collaborating with Emerson to advance their IoT-connected Grind2Energy food waste recycling system.

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 146M devices refurbished or recycled DIRECTV, U-verse and AT&T mobility devices since 2007.

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 >

AT&T Trade-in Program

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!

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.


$148M realized in annualized energy savings from ~18,000 energy projects in 2017.


As one of the world’s largest companies, AT&T knows that we can help enable a clean energy future. That’s why we’re going big on renewable energy. Our investments are delivering clean energy, helping to create jobs and support America’s transition to a low-carbon economy. It’s one way we’re working to create a better, more environmentally sustainable world.

Learn more about renewable energy >


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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