AT&T Employees make a personal commitment to bridging the Digital Divide in our communities
There are few things our modern era expects more than fast internet connections, easy access to our networks and immediate options for communicating where we want to, when we want to. For so many, transitioning to working and educating from home in 2020 and beyond were only possible because of access to these services we so often take for granted.
To begin to understand the very real digital divide facing so many households, consider your own experience without the internet – how would you check your social feeds, video chat with your family, work from your living room – and so much more importantly, how would your children participate in remote learning? The importance of access to education cannot be underestimated.
Together we make the big things possible
We’ve made a $2 billion dollar commitment to help bridge the digital divide in our communities. As part of that commitment, we’re opening AT&T Connected Learning Centers across the country – a project full of the passion of the many people that came together to make it a reality. The common thread – when faced with the digital divide and a call to action from AT&T executives, they all stepped up to put their unique skills to work.
As AT&T takes steps to help underserved communities, and specifically students and families, this launch is the first of more than 20 Connected Learning Centers planned across the country. We are also expanding free-device programs and positively impacting available access to digital literacy tools to help people impacted by the digital divide.
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