Dallas-Based AT&T Boosts Commitment to Bridge Digital Divide to $5B

by | Apr 4, 2024
AT&T said its additional $3 billion commitment—on top of $2 billion committed in 2021—will address affordability and adoption, the main barriers to broadband Internet connectivity for those who need it most. “Connectivity is critical for success and prosperity in America today," CEO John Stankey says.
North Texas Businesses Rank on Fortune’s 2024 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ List
by | Apr 3, 2024
This year, Fortune's second annual ranking of America's Most Innovative Companies honors 200 businesses that are "transforming industries from the inside out." Check out the innovative North Texas companies that made the list—along with others across the Lone Star State.
AT&T Rolls Out Advanced Service for DFW Homes with Landlines
by | Apr 1, 2024
Called AT&T Phone - Advanced, the new residential service provides customers with a modern alternative to traditional landline service, while having the ability to keep their old numbers and use their traditional home phones.
AT&T Launches ‘Dynamic Defense’ Cybersecurity to Protect Businesses in Dallas, Select Cities
AT&T says cybersecurity threat detection and mitigation have become a complex puzzle and costly expense for businesses. Rick Welday, head of AT&T Business, calls its new embedded offering "the future of network security."

AT&T, Verizon To Lead New Open RAN Consortium with $42M in Fed Funding and an R&D Facility in Dallas

by | Feb 13, 2024
The Open RAN Testing, Evaluation and R&D Center will be located in the Dallas area with a satellite location near Washington, D.C. The center will test and evaluate Open RAN hardware and software—which could help lead to the adoption of a more flexible, interoperable wireless infrastructure.
The Last Word: Daniel Oney on Concentrating Efforts for DFW’s Economic Future
Oney was a panelist at a 2024 Economic Outlook event organized by the Dallas Business Journal on January 25 at the Tower Club. During the event—which featured discussions on DFW’s robust job creation record and the ongoing challenges of talent retention and workforce development—Dallas Citizens Council CEO Kelvin Walker, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Cullum Clark, and John Stephens, former CFO of AT&T and current Dallas Economic Development Corp. board president ,discussed the importance of not just creating jobs but ensuring they lead to sustainable economic development.
D CEO and Dallas Innovates revealed the winners of the 2024 Innovation Awards at an event on January 24, 2023 held at On the Levee in the Design District.
Meet the Winners:
D CEO, Dallas Innovates Honor Top Innovators at 2024 Awards
At the annual Innovation Awards event, Dallas Innovates and D CEO revealed the winners in 17 categories and recognized all 74 North Texas finalists.
AT&T To Add Rivian EVs To Its Fleet, As It Uses AI To Further Reduce Emissions
by | Dec 14, 2023
Dallas-based AT&T said that piloting EVs from Rivian will allow it to explore "new paths in its electrification journey," helping the company contribute toward its commitment of carbon neutrality by 2035. The company expects to add Rivian Commercial Van and R1 vehicles to its fleet in early 2024.

Digital Connector: Dallas Innovation Alliance Opens Its Newest Tech Lab at Bachman Lake Nonprofit

by | Nov 14, 2023
The new Dallas Innovation Alliance community tech lab serves as a walk-in clinic offering affordable internet sign-ups, tech training, and computer access. It's part of a planned network of hyper-local hubs working to digitally deliver underconnected neighborhoods by 2024—with a boost from AT&T, Santander, and The Dallas Foundation.
The Last Word: Steve Case On a “Once in a Lifetime” Kind of Opportunity
by | Sep 15, 2023
Investor and tech pioneer Steve Case, best known as the co-founder and former CEO of AOL, made this call to action yesterday while visiting North Texas at Dallas Startup Week in Frisco. The pandemic "created an opening that's a unique, maybe even once-in-a-lifetime, kind of opportunity," he added.
The Last Word: AT&T’s David Williams on the Rapid Rise of AI
by | Sep 12, 2023
Williams was just one of the experts on hand at the Dallas Regional Chamber's late August Q3 Executive Circle event. Presented by McKesson at AT&T’s Dallas headquarters, the panel focused on the impact of AI on how companies do business and shared practical insights into how companies can navigate and utilize AI.
Dallas-Based AT&T Develops ChatGPT-Based Tool To Boost Employee Effectiveness
by | Jun 22, 2023
AT&T says it's "super excited" about the potential of generative AI systems, and points out that it's far from late to the party. In fact, AT&T researchers actually played a role in giving birth to the term "artificial intelligence"—way back in 1955. See what AT&T is using ChatGPT for, and how it's guarding against both misinformation and outside hackers.

Texas Dominates Nationally, Dallas‑Fort Worth Steps Up With 24 on 2023 Fortune 500 List

Texas still reigns as the state hosting the most Fortune 500 companies. Plus, this year's list breaks a glass ceiling with 52 women at the helm of Fortune 500 companies.
Four North Texas Companies Named to Forbes’ Inaugural ‘Net Zero Leaders’ List
by | Jun 1, 2023
Dallas-based AT&T is the highest-ranking North Texas company on the list, placing No. 12 out of the 100 honorees. It's followed by three other Dallas-headquartered companies: Texas Instruments at No. 13; Comerica at No. 20; and CBRE Group at No. 65.
Connected Dallas Announces First Community Anchor Site, Expanded Website
by | May 19, 2023
The site in South Dallas' Innercity Community Development Corp. will provide access to computers, WiFi, one-on-one support, and digital training programs. The Connected Dallas program is supported by philanthropic investments by AT&T, Santander Consumer USA Foundation, and The Dallas Foundation.