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  • AT&T From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other companies with similar names, see AT&T (disambiguation). AT&T Inc. Public (NYSE: T) Type 1983[1] Founded Dallas, Texas, USA Headquarters Worldwide Area served Randall L. Stephenson (Chairman), (CEO) & Key people (President) Telecommunications Industry Wireless Telephone Products Internet Television USD $165.19 Billion (2008) Market cap
  • ▲ USD 119.3 Billion (2008)[2] Revenue Operating ▲ USD 18.165 Billion (2008)[2] income ▲ USD $10.463 Billion (2008)[2] Net income ▲ USD $284.528 Billion (2008) Total assets ▲ USD $112.518 Billion (2008) Total equity 303,530 (2008) Employees http://www.att.com/ Website AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is the largest US provider of both local and long distance telephone services, and DSL Internet access. AT&T is the second largest provider of wireless service in the United States, with over 77 million wireless customers, and more than 150 million total customers.[3] AT&T, Inc. was formed in 2005, when quot;Baby Bellquot; SBC Communications Inc. purchased former quot;Ma Bellquot; AT&T Corporation The newly merged company took on the iconic AT&T moniker and T stock-trading symbol (for quot;telephonequot;). The current AT&T includes eleven of the original Bell Operating Companies, and the original long distance division.[4] While it reconstitutes much of the former Bell System, AT&T Inc. lacks the vertical integration of the historic AT&T Corp., which prompted United States v. AT&T, the antitrust suit that led to the breakup in 1984.[citation needed] The company was honored at the 2008 Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for development of coaxial cable technology as well as for staying true to its promise of quot;connecting people.quot; Contents 1 History o 1.1 Divestiture era and expansion o 1.2 AT&T Corporation acquisition o 1.3 BellSouth acquisition o 1.4 2007-2008 restructuring
  •  1.4.1 Transition to new media  1.4.2 Payphone removal  1.4.3 Corporate headquarters move  1.4.4 Job cuts  1.4.5 Wayport acquisition o 1.5 Bell Operating Companies  1.5.1 Former operating companies 2 Corporate structure 3 Corporate governance 4 Contributions to political campaigns 5 Censorship controversy 6 Privacy controversy 7 Intellectual property filtering 8 Places/events/partners with the AT&T name 9 See also 10 References 11 External links o 11.1 Corporate information o 11.2 Articles [edit] History [edit] Divestiture era and expansion Southwestern Bell Corporation logo, 1984–1995 See also: Bell System divestiture and American Telephone & Telegraph The current AT&T Inc., was formed in 1983 as Southwestern Bell Corporation; it was one of the seven regional Bell operating companies (also known as quot;Baby Bellsquot; or quot;RBOCsquot;) that were formed by AT&T Corporation in 1983 and spun off from on the first day of 1984 as part of the Bell System divestiture. Upon divestiture, AT&T Corporation stock also split and spun off new stocks for each Baby Bell; Southwestern Bell Corporation traded on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol SBC. This newly-created SBC originally owned only one telephone company: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, founded in 1882.[citation needed]
  • SBC corporate logo, 1995–1997; 2001–2005 In 1993, Southwestern Bell Corporation moved its headquarters to San Antonio, Texas, and, during its annual meeting of stockholders in 1995, the company announced that its name would be changed to SBC Communications, Inc. The name change was an effort to reinforce the company's national and global reach and the company stated not only that quot;SBCquot; was not an acronym for Southwestern Bell Corporation but also that it did not stand for anything at all. SBC corporate logo, 1997–2001 SBC then proceeded (as permitted by the Telecommunications Act of 1996[citation needed]) to acquire fellow Baby Bell Pacific Telesis, the regional Bell operating company serving Nevada and California, in 1997, and the then-independent Bell System franchise Southern New England Telephone (SNET). SBC then announced plans to acquire Ameritech, the regional Bell operating company serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and told the FCC that it would allow competitors access to local markets where it had had a monopoly if the FCC would allow them to acquire Ameritech. The FCC agreed and, in May 1998, SBC and Ameritech announced the merger would move forward. After making several organizational changes (such as the sale of Ameritech Wireless to GTE) to satisfy state and federal regulators, the two merged on October 8, 1999. The FCC later fined SBC Communications $6 million for failure to comply with agreements made in order to secure approval of the merger. On November 1, 1999, SBC became a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In 2002, SBC ended marketing its operating companies under different names, and simply opted to give its companies different doing business as names based on the state (a practice already in use by Ameritech since 1993), and it gave the holding companies it had purchased d/b/a names based on their general region. [edit] AT&T Corporation acquisition
  • SBC-AT&T legacy transition logo, used 2005–2006 On January 31, 2005, SBC announced that it would purchase AT&T Corp. for more than $16 billion. The announcement came almost 8 years after SBC and AT&T called off their first merger talks and nearly a year after initial merger talks between AT&T Corp. and BellSouth fell apart. AT&T stockholders, meeting in Denver, approved the merger on June 30, 2005. The U.S. Department of Justice cleared the merger on October 27, 2005, and the Federal Communications Commission approved it on October 31, 2005. The merger was finalized on November 18, 2005.[5] Upon the completion of the merger, SBC Communications adopted the AT&T branding, and changed its corporate name to AT&T Inc. to differentiate the company from the former AT&T Corporation. On December 1, 2005, the merged company's New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol changed from quot;SBCquot; to the traditional quot;Tquot; used by AT&T. The new AT&T updated the former AT&T's graphic logo; however the existing AT&T sound trademark (voiced by Pat Fleet) continues to be used. [edit] BellSouth acquisition On Friday December 29, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the new AT&T's acquisition of regional Bell operating company BellSouth, valued at approximately $86 billion (or 1.325 shares of AT&T for each share of BellSouth at the close of trading December 29, 2006).[6] The new combined company retained the name AT&T.[7] The deal consolidated ownership of both Cingular Wireless and Yellowpages.com, once joint ventures between BellSouth and AT&T. All services, including wireless, became offered under the AT&T name.[8] [edit] 2007-2008 restructuring [edit] Transition to new media
  • The AT&T tower in downtown Los Angeles, CA. In June 2007, AT&T's new chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson, discussed how wireless services are the core of quot;The New AT&Tquot;.[9] With declining sales of traditional home phone lines, AT&T plans to roll out various new media such as VideoShare, U-verse, and to extend its reach in high speed Internet into rural areas across the country. He also has stated that AT&T will not make any more acquisitions for the time being. AT&T announced on June 29, 2007, however, that it was acquiring Dobson Communications. It was then reported on October 2, 2007 that AT&T would purchase Interwise[clarification needed] for $121 million, which it completed on November 2, 2007. On October 9, 2007, AT&T purchased 12 MHz of spectrum in the prime 700 MHz spectrum band from privately-held Aloha Partners for nearly $2.5 billion; the deal was approved by the FCC on February 4, 2008. On December 4, 2007 AT&T announced plans to acquire Edge Wireless, a regional GSM carrier in the Pacific Northwest.[10] The Edge Wireless acquisition was completed in April 2008,[11] [edit] Payphone removal Empty AT&T payphone booths in Kansas City, KS. On December 3, 2007, AT&T announced it would remove all of its 65,000 remaining payphones by the end of 2008.[12] BellSouth already had removed its payphones years before being acquired by AT&T, and Qwest sold its pay telephone services in 2004. Verizon Communications will be the only Baby Bell that will continue to operate pay telephones following the removal of AT&T pay telephones,[13] and currently has no interest in leaving the business.[14] [edit] Corporate headquarters move On June 27, 2008, AT&T announced that it will move its corporate headquarters from San Antonio to Dallas to gain better access to its customers and operations throughout the world, and to the key technology partners, suppliers, innovation and human resources needed as it continues to grow, domestically and internationally.
  • It is expected to involve about 700 of the company's nearly 6,000 San Antonio-based employees. AT&T Inc. previously relocated its corporate headquarters to San Antonio from St. Louis in 1992, when it was then named Southwestern Bell Corporation. The company's Telecom Operations group, which serves residential and regional business customers in 22 U.S. states, will remain in San Antonio. Atlanta will continue to be the headquarters for AT&T Mobility. New Jersey will continue to be the headquarters for the company's Global Business Services group and AT&T Labs. St. Louis will continue as home to the company's Directory operations, AT&T Advertising & Publishing.[15] [edit] Job cuts On December 4, 2008, AT&T announced they would be cutting 12,000 jobs due to quot;economic pressures, a changing business mix and a more streamlined organizational structurequot;.[16] [edit] Wayport acquisition On December 12, 2008, AT&T acquired Wayport, Inc., a major provider of Internet hotspots in the United States. With the acquisition, AT&T's public Wi-Fi deployment climbed to 20,000 hotspots in the United States, the most of any U.S. provider.[17] [edit] Bell Operating Companies AT&T payphone signage. Of the twenty-two Bell Operating Companies which AT&T owned prior to the 1984 agreement to divest, eleven (BellSouth Telecommunications combines two former BOCs) have become a part of the new AT&T Inc. with the completion of their acquisition of BellSouth Corporation on December 29, 2006:[18]
  • BellSouth Telecommunications (formerly known as Southern Bell and South Central Bell) Illinois Bell Indiana Bell Michigan Bell Nevada Bell (formerly known as Bell Telephone Company of Nevada) Ohio Bell Pacific Bell (formerly Pacific Telephone & Telegraph) Southwestern Bell Wisconsin Bell (formerly Wisconsin Telephone) AT&T owns the following operating companies not considered a Bell Operating Company: Southern New England Telephone — Now wholly owned; the original AT&T held 16.8% interest prior to 1984. [edit] Former operating companies The following companies have gone to defunct status under SBC/AT&T ownership: Southwestern Bell Texas - a separate operating company created by SBC and merged back into SWBT on December 30, 2001. Woodbury Telephone - merged into Southern New England Telephone on June 1, 2007. [edit] Corporate structure AT&T office with new logo and orange highlight from the former Cingular. AT&T Inc. has retained the holding companies it has acquired over the years resulting in the following corporate structure: AT&T Inc., publicly-traded holding company o Southwestern Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Arkansas/Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma/Southwest/Texas o Pacific Telesis Group, Inc. d/b/a AT&T West, acquired in 1997
  •  Pacific Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T California  Nevada Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Nevada o Southern New England Telecommunications Corporation d/b/a AT&T East, acquired in 1998  Southern New England Telephone Company (includes former Woodbury Telephone) o AT&T Teleholdings, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Midwest, formerly Ameritech, acquired in 1999  Illinois Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Illinois  Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Indiana  Michigan Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Michigan  The Ohio Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Ohio  Wisconsin Bell, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Wisconsin o AT&T Corporation, acquired 2005  AT&T Communications, Inc. o BellSouth Corporation d/b/a AT&T South, acquired 2006  BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Alabama/Florida/Georgia/Kentucky/Louisiana/Mississippi/North Carolina/South Carolina/Southeast/Tennessee [edit] Corporate governance Stephenson at the 2008 World Economic Forum. AT&T's current board of directors: Randall L. Stephenson — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James A. Henderson Gilbert F. Amelio William F. Aldinger III August A. Busch III Martin K. Eby, Jr. Charles F. Knight Jon C. Madonna Lynn M. Martin Ronald M. Crump John B. McCoy Mary S. Metz
  • Toni Rembe S. Donley Ritchey Joyce M. Roche Laura D'Andrea Tyson Patricia P. Upton [edit] Contributions to political campaigns According to the Center for Responsive Politics, AT&T is the United States' second largest donor to political campaigns, having contributed more than US$ 36 million since 1990, 56% and 44% of which went to Republican and Democratic recipients, respectively. A key political issue for AT&T is the question of which businesses win the right to profit by providing broadband internet access in the United States.[19] In 2005, AT&T was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.[20] [21] [22] [edit] Censorship controversy In August 2007, the band Pearl Jam performed in Chicago at Lollapalooza which was being web- broadcast by AT&T. The band, while playing the song quot;Daughterquot;, started playing a version of Pink Floyd's quot;Another Brick in the Wallquot; but with altered lyrics critical of president George Bush. These lyrics included quot;George Bush, leave this world alone!quot; and, quot;George Bush, find yourself another home!quot;. Listeners to AT&T's web broadcast heard only the first line because the rest was censored[23] although, AT&T spokesman Michael Coe said that the silencing was quot;a mistake.quot;[24] In September 2007, AT&T changed[25] their legal policy to state that quot;AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you, without notice for conduct that AT&T believesquot;...quot;(c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries.quot;[26] By October 10, 2007 AT&T had altered the terms and conditions for its Internet service to explicitly support freedom of expression by its subscribers, after an outcry claiming the company had given itself the right to censor its subscribers' transmissions.[27] Section 5.1 of AT&T's new terms of service now reads quot;AT&T respects freedom of expression and believes it is a foundation of our free society to express differing points of view. AT&T will not terminate, disconnect or suspend service because of the views you or we express on public policy matters, political issues or political campaigns.quot;[28] [edit] Privacy controversy Further information: NSA call database, Mark Klein, NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, Hepting v. AT&T
  • In 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lodged a class action lawsuit, Hepting v. AT&T, which alleged that AT&T had allowed agents of the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor phone and Internet communications of AT&T customers without warrants. If true, this would violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. AT&T has yet to confirm or deny that monitoring by the NSA is occurring. In April 2006, a retired former AT&T technician, Mark Klein, lodged an affidavit supporting this allegation.[29][30] The Department of Justice has stated they will intervene in this lawsuit by means of State Secrets Privilege.[31] In May 2006, USA Today reported that all international and domestic calling records had been handed over to the National Security Agency by AT&T, Verizon, SBC, and BellSouth for the purpose of creating a massive calling database.[32] The portions of the new AT&T that had been part of SBC Communications before November 18, 2005 were not mentioned. On June 21, 2006, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that AT&T had rewritten rules on their privacy policy. The policy, which took effect June 23, 2006, says that quot;AT&T — not customers — owns customers' confidential info and can use it 'to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process.' quot;[33] On August 22, 2007, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell confirmed that AT&T was one of the telecommunications companies that assisted with the government's warrantless wire- tapping program on calls between foreign and domestic sources.[34] On November 8, 2007, Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, told Keith Olbermann of MSNBC that all Internet traffic passing over AT&T lines was copied into a locked room at the company's San Francisco office — to which only employees with National Security Agency clearance had access.[35] [edit] Intellectual property filtering In January 2008, the company reported plans to begin filtering all Internet traffic which passes through its network for intellectual property violations.[36] Commentators in the media have speculated that if this plan is implemented, it would lead to a mass exodus of subscribers leaving AT&T,[37] although this is misleading as internet traffic may go through the company's network anyway.[36] Internet freedom proponents used these developments as justification for government-mandated network neutrality. [edit] Places/events/partners with the AT&T name
  • One of AT&T's towers in San Antonio, Texas AT&T Bricktown Ballpark — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (formerly Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ballpark, SBC Bricktown Ballpark) AT&T Building - Currently the tallest skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee, (Formerly BellSouth Building and South Central Bell Building), nicknamed the Batman Building AT&T Center — San Antonio, Texas (formerly SBC Center) AT&T Champions Classic — Valencia, California AT&T Classic — Atlanta, Georgia (formerly BellSouth Classic) AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (formerly Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic, Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic, SBC Cotton Bowl Classic) — played in Dallas, Texas, at the Cotton Bowl stadium. AT&T Field — Chattanooga, Tennessee (formerly BellSouth Park) AT&T Midtown Center — Atlanta, Georgia AT&T National — Washington, D.C. AT&T Plaza — Dallas, Texas (the new plaza in front of the American Airlines Center at Victory Plaza) AT&T Park — San Francisco, California (formerly Pacific Bell Park, SBC Park) AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am AT&T Red River Rivalry — Dallas, Texas (formerly Red River Shootout, SBC Red River Rivalry) Jones AT&T Stadium — Lubbock, Texas (formerly Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium, Jones SBC Stadium) Sponsorship of the #31 car driven by Jeff Burton — Richard Childress Racing — Sprint Cup Associate sponsorship of the #29 car driven by Jeff Burton and Scott Wimmer - Richard Childress Racing - Nationwide Series AT&T 250 — NASCAR Nationwide Series race — Milwaukee Mile AT&T WilliamsF1 Team — based in Grove, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom [edit] See also
  • AT&T Mobility AT&T Connect Bell System Bell System Divestiture Regional Bell Operating Company Telecommunication Lists of public utilities [edit] References 1. ^ AT&T (2006-04-28). SEC 8-K. Press release. http://yahoo.brand.edgar- online.com/EFX_dll/EDGARpro.dll?FetchFilingHTML1?SessionID=jaJ3juNdQ_X7dSV&ID=4 390374. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 2. ^ a b c AT&T (2008-01-24) (PDF). Investor Briefing (4th Quarter 2007). Press release. http://www.att.com/Investor/Financial/Earning_Info/docs/4Q_07_IB_FINAL.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-02-06. 3. ^ quot;2007 AT&T Accomplishmentsquot;. Proxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 &T, Inc.. 2008. http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=1728. Retrieved on 2008-12-22. 4. ^ Kleinfield, Sonny (1981). The biggest company on earth: a profile of AT&T. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. ISBN 0-03-045326-7. 5. ^ AT&T (2005-11-18). New AT&T Launches. Press release. http://www.att.com/gen/press- room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=21906. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 6. ^ Vorman, Julie (2006-12-29). quot;AT&T closes $86 billion BellSouth dealquot;. Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSWBT00636120070102. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.] 7. ^ Bartash, Jeffry; Jonathan Burton (2006-03-05). quot;AT&T to pay $67 billion for BellSouthquot;. Dow Jones Market Watch. http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid={6E4D6E93- 004F-4938-9692-B2704970428B}&siteid=mktw&dist=. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 8. ^ AT&T (2006-12-29). AT&T and BellSouth Join to Create a Premier Global Communications Company. Press release. http://www.att.com/gen/press- room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=22860. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 9. ^ quot;AT&T's new chief dialed inquot;. Chicago Tribune. 24 June 2007. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-sun_front_0624jun24,0,3337832.story?track=rss. Retrieved on 2007-06-27. 10. ^ quot;AT&T Buys Edge Wirelessquot;. Phone Scoop. 4 December 2007. http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=2569. Retrieved on 2008-07-26. 11. ^ quot;AT&T completes buy out of Edge Wirelessquot;. American City Business Journals. 18 April 2008. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2008/04/14/daily37.html. Retrieved on 2008-07- 26. 12. ^ AT&T - News Room (December 3, 2007). AT&T Announces Intention to Withdraw from Pay Phone Business by End of 2008. Press release. Retrieved on December 16, 2007. 13. ^ Smith, Andrew D. (December 4, 2007). AT&T to say goodbye to its 65,000 payphones. Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on December 16, 2007. 14. ^ Hancock, Jay (December 6, 2007). Verizon: We're not dumping pay phones. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved on December 16, 2007. 15. ^ AT&T - News Room (June 27, 2008). AT&T Corporate Headquarters to Move to Dallas. Press release. Retrieved on June 27, 2008. 16. ^ AT&T (2008-12-04). Job cuts mount as year-end nears. Press release. http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/04/news/companies/ATNT/index.htm?postversion=2008120409.
  • 17. ^ AT&T Inc. (2008-12-12). AT&T Advanced Wi-Fi Strategy. Press release. http://www.wayport.com/NewsReleases.aspx?id=2030. Retrieved on 2008-12-22. 18. ^ quot;Agreements Between SNET America, Inc. (SAI) DBA AT&T Long Distance East, and AT&T Telephone Companiesquot;. AT&T. http://www.att.com/gen/public-affairs?pid=8101. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 19. ^ quot;AT&T Incquot;. The Center For Responsive Politics. http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.asp?ID=D000000076&Name=AT%26T+Inc. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 20. ^ Drinkard, Jim (2005-01-17). quot;Donors get good seats, great access this weekquot;. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-01-16-inauguration-donors_x.htm. Retrieved on 2008-05-25. 21. ^ quot;Financing the inaugurationquot;. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005- 01-16-inaugural-donors_x.htm. Retrieved on 2008-05-25. 22. ^ quot;Some question inaugural's multi-million price tagquot;. USA Today. 2005-01-14. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-01-14-price_x.htm. Retrieved on 2008-05-25. 23. ^ Grossberg, Josh (2007-08-09). quot;AT&T's Pearl Jamming?quot;. E Online. http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=4de684ae-62eb-4b23-984c-d07ce72ea5e2. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 24. ^ Roberts, Michelle (2007-08-10). quot;AT&T: Pearl Jam edit a mistakequot;. Associated Press. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003829996_pearljam10.html?syndication=rs s. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 25. ^ AT&T threatens to disconnect subscribers who criticize the company 26. ^ quot;AT&T Legal Policyquot;. AT&T. http://home.bellsouth.net/csbellsouth/s/s.dll?spage=cg/legal/att.htm&leg=tos. Retrieved on 2007- 09-29. 27. ^ AT&T Changes Terms Of Service After Outcry 28. ^ AT&T Legal Policy 29. ^ Nakashima, Ellen, quot;A Story of Surveillancequot;, Washington Post, November 7, 2007 30. ^ Singel, Ryan (2006-04-07). quot;Whistle-Blower Outs NSA Spy Roomquot;. Wired. http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/04/70619. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 31. ^ Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) (2006-04-28). Government Moves to Intervene in AT&T Surveillance Case. Press release. http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2006_04.php#004613. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 32. ^ Cauley, Leslie (2006-05-11). quot;NSA has massive database of Americans' phone callsquot;. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-05-10-nsa_x.htm. Retrieved on 2007- 09-29. 33. ^ Lazarus, David (2006-06-21). quot;AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yoursquot;. San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi- bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/21/BUG9VJHB9C1.DTL&hw=at&sn=002&sc=870. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 34. ^ Shrader, Katherine (2007-08-22). quot;Spy chief reveals classified surveillance detailsquot;. Associated Press. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20396282/. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 35. ^ Olbermann, Keith (2007-11-08). quot;Whistleblower saw AT&T assist Bush administrationquot;. MSNBC. http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=msnbc&vid=297abdd5-d0dc- 4617-a6c9-c482fa316b59. Retrieved on 2007-11-10. 36. ^ a b Wu, Tim (2008-01-16). quot;Has AT&T Lost Its Mind? A baffling proposal to filter the Internetquot;. Slate. http://www.slate.com/id/2182152/. 37. ^ AT&T's proposed filtering policy is bad news - Netiquette - MSNBC.com [edit] External links
  • [edit] Corporate information AT&T corporate website AT&T History and science resources at The Franklin Institute's Case Files online exhibit Brand evolution of AT&T companies Press Release announcing FCC Approval of SBC-Ameritech merger (1999-10-06) Bell System Memorial ATT's most recent conference call transcripts [edit] Articles Unnatural Monopoly: Critical Moments in the Development of the Bell System Monopoly by Adam D. Thierer quot;AT&T buys IBM's Global Networkquot;, BBC News, December 8, 1998 quot;SBC closes AT&T acquisitionquot;, CNet News, November 18, 2005 quot;AT&T to buy BellSouth for $67 billionquot;, CNet News, March 5, 2006 AT&T Whistleblower to Urge Senate to Reject Blanket Immunity for Telecoms Electronic Frontier Foundation Companies portal v•d•e Dow Jones Industrial Average components 3M · Alcoa · American Express · AT&T · Bank of America · Boeing · Caterpillar · Chevron · Citigroup · The Coca-Cola Company · DuPont · ExxonMobil · General Electric · General Motors · Hewlett-Packard · The Current Home Depot · Intel · IBM · Johnson & Johnson · JPMorgan Chase · Kraft Foods · McDonald's · Merck & Co. · Microsoft · Pfizer · Procter & Gamble · United Technologies Corporation · Verizon Communications · Wal-Mart · The Walt Disney Company Altria Group · American International Group · American Telephone & Telegraph · American Tobacco Company · Bethlehem Steel · Colorado Fuel and Iron · Eastman Kodak · General Foods · Goodyear Tire and Selected former Rubber Company · Honeywell · International Paper · Johns-Manville · Nash Motors · Navistar International · North American Company · Owens- Illinois · Sears, Roebuck and Company · Union Carbide · United States Rubber Company · F. W. Woolworth Company v•d•e City of Dallas History · Government · Demographics · Economy · Transportation · Geology · Culture · Sports ·
  • Neighborhoods · Architecture · Education All Dallas articles · Dallas Portal · Texas Portal · State of Texas v•d•e United States telephone companies ACS · AT&T · Cavalier · CenturyTel · Cincinnati Bell · Deltacom · Embarq · FairPoint · Frontier · GCI · Hawaiian Telcom · Iowa Telecom · PAETEC · Puerto Rico Telephone · Qwest · Seaport Capital · TDS · Verizon · Windstream v•d•e Spinoffs of American Telephone & Telegraph 1956: Bell Canada • Northern Electric 1984 divestiture: Ameritech • Bell Atlantic • Bell Communications Research • BellSouth • NYNEX • Pacific Telesis • Southwestern Bell • U S WEST 1996: Lucent Technologies • NCR 1997: AT&T Submarine System, sold to Tyco International 2001: AT&T Broadband • AT&T Wireless Second-Generation Spinoffs Advanced American Telephones • Agere Systems • AirTouch • Avaya • Dex Media • Idearc • MediaOne Group • Northern New England Spinco • QLT Consumer Lease Services • R. H. Donnelley Publishing & Advertising of Illinois • Telcordia Technologies • Teradata v•d•e AT&T Inc. Randall L. Chairman, CEO and President Stephenson Gilbert F. Amelio · August A. Busch III · Martin K. Corporate directors Eby, Jr. · James A. Henderson · Charles F. Knight · Lynn M. Martin · John B. McCoy · Mary S. Metz · Toni Rembe · S. Donley Ritchey · Joyce M. Roche · Laura D. Tyson · Patricia P. Upton AT&T Corporation · Ameritech · BellSouth · Pacific Holding companies Telesis · Southern New England Telecommunications BellSouth Telecommunications · Illinois Bell · Indiana Bell · Michigan Bell · Nevada Bell · Ohio Bell · Bell Operating Companies Pacific Bell · Southwestern Bell · Wisconsin Bell Southern New England Telephone Other operating companies SBC Telecom Competitive local exchange carrier AT&T Alascom · AT&T Communications · BellSouth Long distance services Long Distance · SBC Long Distance · SNET America Ameritech Mobile Communications · AT&T AT&T Mobility
  • Wireless · BellSouth Mobility · BellSouth Mobility DCS · Dobson Communications · Houston Cellular · Pacific Bell Wireless · Pacific Bell Wireless Northwest · SBC Wireless · SNET Mobility · Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems · Southwestern Bell Wireless AT&T CallVantage · U- IP services (VoIP, IPTV) verse Ameritech Interactive Media Services · Pacific Bell Internet Services · AT&T Internet Services Prodigy · SNET Diversified Group · Southwestern Bell Internet Services Internet services AT&T Business Internet · AT&T WorldNet · Other ISPs BellSouth FastAccess DSL · SBC Advanced Solutions AnyWho.com · Directories Yellowpages.com Ameritech Publishing · BellSouth Advertising & Publishing · Pacific Bell Directory · SNET AT&T Advertising & Publishing Information Services · Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages Sterling Commerce Logistics software development AT&T Intellectual Property · AT&T Knowledge Intellectual property Ventures AT&T Labs Research and development Annual Revenue: US$119.3 billion (▲ FY 2008) · Employees: 303,530 · Stock Symbol: NYSE: T · Website: att.com Retrieved from quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT&Tquot; Categories: Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange | Dow Jones Industrial Average | Telecommunications companies of the United States | AT&T | Bell System | Internet service providers of the United States | Public utilities of the United States | Companies based in Dallas, Texas | Companies established in 1983 Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements | Articles with unsourced statements since April 2008 | Articles with unsourced statements since November 2008 | All pages needing cleanup | Wikipedia articles needing clarification from November 2008 | Portal:Companies/Total Views Article
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