Tuesday, June 13, 2006

AT&T Announces $100 million "AccessAll" Program

AT&T will launch a three-year, $100 million program to provide in-home Internet and technology access to benefit low-income families and underserved communities across the country.

AT&T Foundation, which is the company's philanthropic arm, will provide technology packages, including Internet access, to 50,000 low-income families through a unique collaboration with One Economy Corporation, Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other low-income housing providers.

In addition, AT&T Chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre will pledge that, provided the company's merger with BellSouth closes this year, AT&T will increase its spending with minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned businesses by $250 million in the coming year.

Other partners who have joined the program to contribute in the outreach effort include Dell, Siemens, Intel, and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps*VISTA).

The program is expected to launch in the coming weeks in several communities across the country.


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