Whether it’s related to growth, livability or lifestyle, Idaho is gaining national attention. With that attention and growth comes a crucial need to focus on Idaho’s direction and to align with the changing needs of our state. AT&T has focused the first two quarters of 2019 on just that — Idaho’s future.
This year, we’ve put an emphasis on improving Idaho’s public safety for future generations. Through the awarding of the AT&T Public Safety Hero Scholarship to Boise State University’s School of Public Service and the adoption of FirstNet by the Elmore County Sheriff’s Department, we continue to promote the current and future safety of the state.
The legislative session also brought positive change for AT&T, like taking steps to end phone harassment. We are also working with the Idaho Department of Commerce to provide recommendations to improve Idaho’s broadband connectivity as part of Governor Brad Little’s Broadband Task Force.
Another focus of 2019 and Idaho’s future technological needs is to engage more women in STEM fields. For the third straight summer, AT&T awarded the Discovery Center of Idaho a grant for its AT&T All Girls Coding Camp, focused on providing a comfortable environment for girls to learn about the foundation of coding with the help of female mentors from around the state.
As Idaho continues to grow, public safety, STEM education and connectivity policy will grow exceedingly important. AT&T is positioned to successfully help meet these increasing demands and changes. Idaho’s future is now, and we’re ready to step into it.
President — AT&T Mountain West States