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AT&T is one of the largest private sector employers in Illinois, and we are investing considerable resources in this state, including:

  • AT&T invested more than $3 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wireline networks in Illinois between 2012-2014.
  • AT&T and its employees contributed approximately $28 million through giving programs in Illinois from 2009-2013.
  • AT&T is committed to volunteer causes in Illinois as our employees and retirees provided 850,000 hours of personal time from 2009-2013.

Paul La Schiazza
President - AT&T Illinois


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Businesses: Are you successful because of broadband? - The Southern Business Journal

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on July 28, 2015

"AT&T and Connect SI announced Monday an award program to recognize 12 small businesses in Southern Illinois using broadband in a unique way. The “Smart Broadband for Small Business Awards,” as coined by Connect SI and AT&T, will focus on micro-businesses with 10 or fewer employees in the 20 southernmost Illinois counties.

The winners of one of these awards will receive $2,000 from AT&T with no requirements on how the money can be spent, AT&T Vice President of External Affairs Jim Maurer said. Maurer, who said he is a Southern Illinois native, said the companies must be using wired or wireless broadband as a key component of their success."

This article by Dustin Duncan orginally ran in The Southern Business Journal on February 3rd, 2015. You can read the rest of the article here

Chicago Tribune Editorial: Illinois should phase out Plain Old Telephone Service

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on July 28, 2015
"The old copper-wire phone lines that made Illinois and the rest of the country a communications hub in the 20th century won’t be around by the middle of the 21st century. Plain Old Telephone...

The Daily Herald: AT&T's commitment to Illinois strong, president says

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on July 28, 2015
"Though an industry as forward-looking as any, telecommunications is finding its advancements hobbled by laws and regulations written to govern the use of rotary dial telephones during the 1930s,...

AT&T Teams Up to Tackle Water Management

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on July 06, 2015

Summer updates on education, safety and more

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on June 17, 2015
Dear Colleague,I’m excited to share with you recent news about AT&T initiatives at the state capitol and in the community. Please accept my best wishes for a fun and safe summer in...

Springfield Update: Making Progress with Senate Bill 96

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on June 16, 2015
Our campaign to improve the state’s communications law is making progress. State lawmakers overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 96 which now goes to Gov. Rauner’s desk for his action. ...

Live Proud: Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on June 15, 2015
In celebration of LGBT Pride Month and Pride season, AT&T launched its third annual “Live Proud” campaign that is centered on awareness, empowerment and most importantly, pride.For...

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