Meeting Consumer Demand
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New Connections on the Horizon in Carbon Hill
By Fred McCallum, President — AT&T Alabama

Carbon Hill has been proposed by AT&T as one of two locations in the country where we will implement a new trial technology program overseen by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This will serve as the model for providing our customers with access to our ultra-fast, Internet-based network.

What we learn together in Carbon Hill will enable cities, small towns and rural communities across America to take advantage of this communications technology.

We are excited to work with our customers, to hear about their experiences and to understand what we can do to make their transition to the future of technology safe, easy, simple and seamless. We will be on the ground in Carbon Hill talking to customers about their communications needs, so that we can find solutions and put them in place — both here in Alabama and around the country.

I am excited that Carbon Hill has been selected for this trial. AT&T and our Alabama employees are proud to be a part of the fabric of our state. We live and work here; we send our children and grandchildren to the local schools; we cheer on the local sports teams; and we shop at the local stores. We know we provide more than just a service; we are connecting our friends, our neighbors and our communities to another. This trial will help ensure that AT&T can continue giving Carbon Hill, and all of Alabama, the efficient, reliable and affordable connections they want.

Read more about the National Technology Trial.


AT&T Statement on FCC's Proposed IP Transition Rules

Posted by Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer on November 21, 2014

“The principles the FCC’s IP Transition NPRM seeks to uphold – public safety, reliability, universal connectivity, competition and consumer protections – should be implemented in a manner that reflects the many marketplace and technological developments that today are driving the transition to next generation networks.  Customers are demanding higher speeds and more capacity, and a vibrant, competitive environment exists to provide robust, innovative options. The success of what Chairman Wheeler describes as the Fourth Network Revolution can be achieved by adapting the FCC’s technology transition framework in recognition of these realities while preserving the ability for all industry participants to continue to invest in faster and better Internet for consumers.”

IP Transition Holds Great Promise for People with Disabilities

Posted by Eva LaManna, American Association of People with Disabilities on October 21, 2014
As representatives of the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD), we are excited about the expansion of access to more technologies, products and services, and the potential they...

The Carbon Hill community engages with the It Can Wait® movement

Posted by Mickey Harbin, AT&T Alabama Executive Director for Legislative and External Affairs on October 13, 2014
According to the National Safety Council, texting while driving was involved in more than 200,000 vehicle crashes in 2012, often causing injuries and deaths.(1) Here in Alabama, texting while driving...

AT&T sets up for Hillfest in downtown Carbon Hill

Posted by Terri Williams, Regional Director for Legislative and External Affairs for AT&T Alabama on September 22, 2014
No one can say that the Carbon Hill community doesn’t know how to maximize summertime family fun as long as possible. As the season slowly changes from summer to fall, Hillfest 2014 kicked off...

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