AT&T

AT&T was founded by Alexander Graham Bell, who also happens to have invented the telephone. Today, AT&T is rapidly evolving from a company that handles mostly long-distance voice calls to a family of four businesses that connects people to information in any form that is useful to them - voice, data and video, over any of three different networks-wireless, data and cable.

AT&T was founded by Alexander Graham Bell, who also happens to have invented the telephone. Today, AT&T is rapidly evolving from a company that handles mostly long-distance voice calls to a family of four businesses that connects people to information in any form that is useful to them - voice, data and video, over any of three different networks-wireless, data and cable.

AT&T is among the world's premier voice, video and data communications companies, serving consumers, businesses and government. AT&T has annual revenues of nearly $66 billion and 162,000 employees, and provides services to customers worldwide. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company runs the world's largest, most sophisticated communications network, is the largest cable operator in the U.S., and has one of the largest digital wireless networks in North America. The company is a leading supplier of data and Internet services for businesses and offers outsourcing, consulting and networking-integration to large businesses. Concert, the AT&T/BT Global Venture, serves the communications needs of multinational companies and international carriers worldwide.

In October 2000, AT&T announced a restructuring plan to create a family of four businesses, each operating under the "AT&T" brand, committed to uniform standards of quality. Under the plan, which is expected to be complete in 2002, each of these four businesses will become publicly held, trading as either a common stock or tracking stock. On July 9, 2001, AT&T Wireless was split off as an independent, publicly-traded company.

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