John Stankey

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.
The Last Word: AT&T’s John Stankey on How to Have an ‘Emotional Attachment’ With Customers
Despite an economically challenging year that included AT&T's spinoff of WarnerMedia, Stankey believes his company delivered in 2022—for both customers and shareholders. In a story by Natalie Walters in the Dallas Morning News, Stankey said his company's renewed focus on its telecom DNA paid off, with the addition of 2.9 million postpaid phone connections and an additional 1.2 million fiber connections in 2022—and some key lessons learned.
AT&T and BlackRock Partner to Launch Gigapower Joint Venture, Bring Open-Access Fiber Network to U.S. Markets
by | Dec 24, 2022
The wholesale fiber services provider, Gigapower LLC, will be led by CEO Bill Hogg.

AT&T will be a joint owner and anchor wholesale tenant. As a commercial open-access platform, Gigapower will allow multiple ISPs and companies to rent or lease its fiber network on a wholesale basis.
The Last Word: Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon on Plans to Tap Young Talent at New $500M+ Dallas Job Hub
by | Dec 8, 2022
Addressing an audience of around 800 at the American Airlines Center, Solomon talked about the $500 million-plus, 900,000-square-foot employment center his firm is building north of downtown Dallas—part of a planned 11-acre project from Dallas' Hunt Realty. And more importantly, he spoke about the North Texans he hopes to attract to it.