Sustainability takes many forms at AT&T*: engaging in the communities around us, reducing our environmental impact, and investing in technologies to make the world a better place. Each year we highlight these commitments and others in our Annual Sustainability Update, which captures our work from the past year through a variety of features and downloadable materials.
Key numbers — in Minnesota
More than $353 million invested by AT&T in its best-in-class wired and wireless networks in Minnesota from 2013-2015.
More than 11,200 hours of personal time given by AT&T employees and retirees in Minnesota to community outreach activities in 2015 - worth more than $255,000.*
- More than $1.3 million contributed by AT&T and its employees from 2012-2014 through giving programs in Minnesota.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek (L) joins with AT&T Minnesota State President Paul Weirtz to launch the Protect My Cell Phone Campaign at the AT&T store at Calhoun Square in February. The goal is to educate the public about the increase in mobile phone thefts and provide information on steps people can take today to protect their phones and safeguard their personal information.
AT&T presented a $95,000 contribution in March to the Hmong American Partnership in St. Paul to expand the nonprofit’s YouthLEAD program to serve more students. The program helps at-risk Hmong youth stay in school and achieve academic and career success.
Check out this video on some of the recent milestones AT&T has hit.
AT&T Minnesota News
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AT&T expands 4G LTE network in Caledonia
AT&T's investment is enhancing service for wireless customers
AT&T is improving service for its customers in southeastern Minnesota. AT&T has expanded its super-fast 4G LTE wireless service in Caledonia that will bring faster speeds for more customers, businesses and visitors in the area.
That means your homes, schools, healthcare facilities, businesses and first responders will have enhanced wireless service, better coverage and access to the latest wireless devices and services.
AT&T’s 4G LTE wireless service is the latest high-speed mobile broadband technology, with mobile speeds 10 times faster than 3G. That means customers can do many of the same tasks on their tablet and smartphone that they do on their wired computer.
The enhanced service in your community is part of AT&T’s investment in our wireless network in Minnesota.
In fact, AT&T has invested more than $350 million in our best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Minnesota during 2013-2015.
And in 2015 alone, AT&T made 419 wireless network upgrades in Minnesota, including new cell sites, the addition of network capacity and network upgrades.
Our continued expansion of our networks has given AT&T the most wireless coverage in Minnesota.
All of this investment in wireless technology can lead to additional jobs and economic growth by delivering greater efficiency, agility, innovation and mobile productivity.
We’re delighted to invest in the Caledonia area and bring residents high-quality, reliable wireless service.
We know how continued investment in fast and reliable internet connections is critical for both the quality of life and economic growth in southeastern Minnesota.
From time to time, you may have a question or concern about AT&T from someone in the community. If you do, please let me know. I'm here to help.
President — AT&T Minnesota