May in Virginia

Network Expansion News, A Local Grant, 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. 


AT&T Turns on New Site in Albemarle County

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Albemarle County, VA got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell site to enhance mobile broadband coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. This site in Charlottesville will improve coverage in the area around Mary Carr Greer Elementary, Jack Jouett Middle School, and Albemarle High School.

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AT&T Continues Support of Barter Theatre with $25,000 Match

Barter Theatre’s second year at the Moonlite Drive-In Theatre is well underway. In response to the 2020 pandemic, AT&T offered a match grant last year to help the organization offer live theatre in a new way.

“This past year changed so many things for so many Virginians.  One thing that didn’t change was a desire to be entertained as an escape from the challenges around us. Last year, the team at Barter Theater almost overnight transformed how they’ve been entertaining audiences for almost 90 years. We’re glad that AT&T’s support will help them offer quality performances again this summer,” said AT&T Virginia President, Vince Apruzzese.

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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.

Vince Apruzzese is the president of AT&T Virginia. In this role, Vince helps set and implement AT&T's public policy and philanthropic initiatives in the commonwealth.

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