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AT&T Releases 2016 Annual Sustainability Update: A Letter from our Chairman and CEO

By Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T
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Since our start, AT&T has been about one thing: harnessing the power of our network to change lives and improve the world. And just as our network technology has gotten better over the years, so has our ability to address some of society’s toughest challenges.

Business Roundtable Sustainability Report – Create, Grow, Sustain: People and Technology at Work

By Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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When BRT’s sustainability report first launched, the world was a very different place. The smartphone was in its infancy, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) didn’t exist and “the cloud” was something you saw in the sky. But over the past decade, innovation has sparked a profound technology revolution, giving us more tools than ever to address the world’s challenges. And AT&T has been engaged every step of the way.

#TagYourHalf During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Staci Salazar & Colby Shipwash, authors of the blogs "Our Family Lifestyle" and "Days of Domestic Dad"
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Hi, I’m Staci from Our Family LifestyleHi, I’m Colby from Days of a Domestic Dad.

We’ve been married for almost 23 years and have 5 children.

From the moment we met in high school, I have been making the moves and calling the shots. My Type A personality and Colby’s easy-going attitude have kept us checked and balanced in our marriage, in raising our children, and in life. 

Tennessee Teens Take Action to Prevent Distracted Driving

By: Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T Tennessee
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At the end of the summer of 2016, we reached a remarkable milestone – 10 million pledges to not drive distracted. The It Can Wait campaign and the 10 million pledge count represent the dedication of so many to keep our roads safe. Today, seven-in-ten people admit to smartphone activity behind the wheel.

Facts like those are why we continue to set our sights higher. After hitting the 10 million pledge mark, we set the ambitious goal of reaching 16 million pledges to not drive distracted by the end of 2016.

Champion of DOT: How Fighting Distracted Driving Helped Me Move from Tragedy to Triumph

By: Regina Ennis, Director of Technical Project Management and Wireline Regional Infrastructure Deployment, AT&T
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We kicked off the It Can Wait 16 in ‘16 Pledge Contest in October, asking AT&T employees to create a team, then generate as many pledges as possible for that team, via text. Regina Ennis, an AT&T employee in White Plains, New York was awarded the Champion of DOT (Do One Thing) for capturing the most pledges for her team, team CARE. Regina shares what winning the 16 in 16 contest and being a Champion of DOT means to her. 

Notre Dame Welcomes AT&T for MBA Challenge Aimed at Engaging Millennial Employees

By: Bill Soards, President of AT&T Indiana
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What, exactly, do millennials want out of a future employer? Which social issues mean the most to them? And how do they want to spend their volunteer time?

AT&T recently wrapped up a first-of-its-kind Masters of Business Administration (MBA) challenge with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business that tackled these kinds of questions – and then some.  

Using Technology for Good and Creating a Positive Apptitude

By Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy, AT&T
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It wasn’t that long ago that computers were work-place only appliances, but today we (and our families) walk around with immensely powerful computers in our pockets. Our smartphones are powered by millions of apps and connected to a modern and mobile internet that enables us to do about, well, anything! These devices make it possible for us to connect with friends around the world, stay informed with the news anywhere, make payments, control the lights and temperature in our homes and even hail cars (which will soon be driven by computers as well).

10 Million Pledges and Why It Matters

By: Beth Shiroishi, Vice President of Global CSR Strategy & Insights, AT&T
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It happens at least once a day. I’m sitting at a traffic light, idling for more than a minute, and temptation hits.

One little swipe, just this one time, can’t hurt. 

I have a physical compulsion to reach for my phone anytime I have 10 seconds to spare, much less a whole minute at a red light. Sometimes that minute can even feel like a waste of my time.

Why am I idling here when there are emails to answer and social posts to check?

Work With AT&T to Remind All Drivers That It Can Wait

By National Waste & Recycling Association
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When NWRA’s (National Waste & Recycling Association) National Safety Director Tony Hargis was first appointed, he was vocal about the safety issues facing those within our industry. “As an industry, we need to provide safety material that comes from the subject matter experts, who are really the people who are doing the work in the field,” Hargis said. 

Latinos Use Smartphones While Driving More Than Most; AT&T Says “It Can Wait,” Launches Campaign

AT&T DriveMode app and YouTube 360° simulation now available in Spanish
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DALLAS, April 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Half of Latinos admit to using their smartphones to social network while driving. More than a quarter (28%) snap selfies or take photos. And nearly 7-in-10 (68%) text behind the wheel.

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