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  • AT&T invested more than $3 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wireline networks in Illinois between 2012-2014.
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  • 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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More than $1 million awarded for school success and career readiness; AT&T recognized as a 'Friend of Ag' and more — AT&T Illinois

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 22, 2014

Paul La Schiazza - President of AT&T Illinois

Dear Colleague:

I want to share with you some 2014 highlights from AT&T Illinois, including news about broadband services in Illinois, our Aspire contributions to education programs and AT&T’s community involvement throughout the state.

Please accept my warm wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Paul La Schiazza
President — AT&T Illinois

The truth about the future of landlines in Illinois

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 21, 2014
Recently, CUB implied AT&T is working to eliminate all landlines in Illinois. That is not accurate and I want to set the record straight.The issue isn’t about taking anything away,...

Would Plans to Regulate the Internet Increase Your Broadband Bill?

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 20, 2014
According to the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), the answer is a resounding yes. If the FCC reclassifies broadband Internet as a public utility, U.S. consumers could pay more in state and local...

Chicago students get $1.1 million boost from AT&T

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 19, 2014
Chicago high school students at risk of dropping out of school have received nearly $1.1 million in support from AT&T, the company announced in early December.  About 95 percent of these...

AT&T recognized as 'Friend of Agriculture' in Illinois

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 18, 2014
Illinois agriculture leaders, including Illinois 4-H, Ag in the Classroom and legendary broadcaster Orion Samuelson, recognized AT&T with a “Friend of Agriculture Award” at the...

AT&T contributes $275,000 to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 17, 2014
AT&T and our employees have been strong supporters of the United Way at the national and local levels for decades. In 2014, AT&T continued this legacy of support in Chicago with a...

Bridge Program at SIU Carbondale Expands with AT&T support

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on December 16, 2014
AT&T recently announced a $50,000 contribution to the Summer Bridge to Success Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The contribution nearly doubled the number of students in the...

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