What are the qualities that define a community? Unity, commitment, and adaptability – all values, when woven together, describe the values our teams work hard to uphold, in and outside the company.
As 2020 comes to an end, we remain steadfast in our commitment to be there for friends, families, coworkers and neighbors. Whether it’s addressing social and economic barriers or empowering those particularly affected by the pandemic, we continue to collaborate with civic and non-profit organizations to provide our communities with the resources they need.
While the homework gap has existed for decades, COVID-19 has brought national awareness to the problem. Although America’s networks have performed well during the pandemic, many rural and low-income families don’t have the internet access they need to work and learn. We believe in the equality of education and connection is at our core. And now that the classroom has gone digital, we are refocusing our efforts to expand student connectivity.
It is vital we continue to support each other through the COVID-19 pandemic to emerge stronger than ever. From opening opportunity’s doors to closing technology gaps, I invite you to read below and learn more about our journey to building a resilient community.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season – and a better 2021.
Investing in Delaware
Delaware’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements statewide. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety.
FirstNet is the nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. It’s built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority – an independent agency within the federal government.
New FirstNet cell sites have launched in the following communities:
Read the entire announcement here.
In addition, AT&T continued to expand its network in Delaware, giving customers in the state, including FirstNet subscribers, another boost in mobile broadband connectivity.
In Kent County, AT&T turned on a new site in the town of Hartly that provides coverage along the border between Delaware and Maryland, as well as along Routes 44 and 11. Another new site in Kent County will cover the towns of Staytonville, Oakley, and Farmington, as well as Route 13 between Farmington and Greenwood.
A new site in Seaford, Sussex County will improve coverage along Route 13 and Seaford Road (Alternate Route 13), as well as surrounding neighborhoods and businesses.
“Delawareans are relying on mobile broadband service more each day. That’s why we continue to build out our network across the First State, including our more rural communities.”Denis Dunn — President, AT&T Delaware
“Delawareans are relying on mobile broadband service more each day. That’s why we continue to build out our network across the First State, including our more rural communities,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T Delaware. “These new sites will give our first responders, families and businesses, in the area, more access to the mobile broadband connections that are so important to the safety, vibrancy and competitiveness of the First State.”
Read more here.
Leveling the playing field: changing barriers to opportunities
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to rapidly change the ways we live and work. So, in a time not short on challenges, how do we change barriers to opportunities? We level the playing field.
Celebrating our past and inspiring our future
Our commitment to innovation is nothing new. Whether it’s present day or in our past – we’ve been ahead of the game. 65 years ago was the first trial of the Bell system’s solar battery:1