AT&T launches Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools

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AT&T Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

Last week, AT&T  launched their Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools at Bush Hills Academy – the district’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) certified school.

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AT&T adds 26 zones of capacity to increase cellular service at Bryant-Denny

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Inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Photo via University of Alabama Athletics

Have you ever been to a large venue like a football game and you’re not able to post that cute selfie you just took? Then you think to yourself … how is it 2018 and your larger than life cell provider is not able to give you proper service while being around a million people? Well, if you’ve been that person before while at Bryant-Denny Stadium then you may have an opportunity to finally post that selfie!

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Want ultra-fast internet? AT&T invested $1.2 billion to improve internet speed and connectivity in Alabama, including 32 rural counties.

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Photo courtesy of AT&T

Without the internet many of us couldn’t do our jobs, connect with friends, research astronomy or find out what’s happening this weekend. But some parts of Alabama have lived with spotty internet access which puts them at a technological disadvantage. AT&T has aimed to change that.

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AT&T is expanding high-speed internet access to rural communities surrounding Birmingham

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Photo via Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

Recently, AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens proudly announced in a post on the AT&T Alabama website that the company is offering Fixed Wireless Internet in parts of 32 Alabama counties.

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50 years ago first 911 call was made in Alabama

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Via- Haleyville, AL

We take for granted that we can grab our phone and dial 911 and help will be on the way. That wasn’t always the case. Until 1968, people had to dial “O” for the operator and hope to be connected to the correct emergency service…or you had to know the phone number of the fire station. Continue reading “50 years ago first 911 call was made in Alabama”

Be Cyber Aware; tips, new safegaurds protect personal information

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Cyber Security is important.

Do you shop online…bank online…share photographs via social media?

In our technology-based world it is so important, now more than ever, to understand how to manage your privacy online and keep your personal information secure. AT&T recently conducted a survey that found 43 percent of Americans said they felt powerless about cyber security. Continue reading “Be Cyber Aware; tips, new safegaurds protect personal information”

Attention all education innovators, AT&T Aspire Accelerator is taking applications

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Via- www.thetechadvocate.com.

Got a solution to an education challenge we face? If you have an innovative education venture, AT&T wants to know about it…and just maybe they will help you   make that idea become a reality!  With investment money, expenses, mentoring and access to top ed-tech leaders.
AT&T Aspire Accelerator, one of the company’s  philanthropic programs, is accepting applications through January 27 for the program which begins in April 2018.

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Birmingham businesses react to 2018 corporate tax cuts

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Investment in everyone, thanks to reduced tax burdens?  Via Y’all Connect

While tax cuts for corporations have been criticized in the commercial media and on many social platforms, not everything is bad!  Two of Birmingham’s largest employers have announced some form of increased compensation for their employees.

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AT&T’s Fixed Wireless rollout begins its second stage

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Will you be able to walk in a store and buy a home internet connection one day? via AT&T

While Birmingham might be excited about fiber finally lighting up, other areas of Alabama have little to no internet access… yet.  Thanks to a FCC program, Connect America, almost everyone in even rural areas of Alabama will have access to broadband.   Continue reading “AT&T’s Fixed Wireless rollout begins its second stage”

AT&T campaign seeking “no texting while driving” pledges at the Magic City Classic

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AT&T will be at the Magic City Classic this weekend promoting their “It Can Wait” campaign

Here is an important campaign.

AT&T is bringing its virtual reality “It can wait” driving simulator to Magic City festivities this week.

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