May in New Jersey

FirstNet News, AAPI Heritage Month, and Our Participation in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

As our nation and communities continue to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, our teams are working hard to keep first responders and customers connected. We’re also marking AAPI Heritage Month with a post from one of our company leaders, and we are enrolling eligible customers in the FCC’s temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. 


FirstNet Connects First Responders During a Challenging Year

Following every major large-scale disaster – whether manmade or natural – public safety develops an after-action report. These are vital to helping ensure that we are even more prepared for the next major event. And if there was ever a year that deserved such assessment, it’s 2020. 

Amidst titanic cultural shifts, health and safety threats and surrounding uncertainty, America’s first responders and frontline healthcare workers experienced a year unlike any other. And FirstNet, Built with AT&T – the nation’s only communications network providing first responders with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when and where they need – was there to serve them. From supporting the first mass COVID-19 testing sites, as well as severe wildfires and one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, straight through to the siege on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 6, the past year has been the ultimate stress test for FirstNet. 

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AT&T Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month: Every Story Told. Every Story Lived. Every Story Heard.

Kelly King, Executive Vice President – Sales & Distribution

The history of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is one that I’m proud to share with millions around our country and billions around the world. Our collective stories are rich and tie us to lineages and cultures that span millennia. It’s truly an honor to share this moment with you as we celebrate Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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AT&T Is Now Enrolling Customers in the FCC’s Temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

We believe that broadband connectivity is essential for all Americans. People depend on technologies like the internet to stay connected to every part of their lives.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought national awareness to the lack of internet accessibility for millions of Americans – especially for low-income families. That’s why we are working to help households stay connected. AT&T is participating in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to help eligible households with connectivity costs during the pandemic.

The monthly cost of broadband – after applying the EBB – can temporarily fall to as low as $0 a month.1

In these difficult economic times, the EBB will help qualifying households reduce wireless service costs for activities like job searches, telehealth, remote work, and distance learning. EBB enrollment is now open, and the benefit can be applied to select plans for both new and existing AT&T and Cricket Wireless customers.2

For more details, visit att.com/EBB and cricketwireless.com/broadbandbenefit

1 Additional fees and taxes may apply.
2 Eligible wireless plans from AT&T PREPAID and Cricket Wireless, available in all 50 states and DC. Home internet services, including Access from AT&T and select AT&T Internet rate plans, are available within our 21-state wireline footprint.

As the interim president for AT&T New Jersey, Joseph Divis helps develop and implement AT&T's public policy and philanthropic initiatives for the state. Joe and his team also are AT&T's primary contacts for state and local government officials, as well as policymakers and community leaders statewide.

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