PROJECT 38

AT&T's return to its core and the public sector, public safety arm

What does AT&T’s broad strategic reset to focus on technology and connectivity mean for its public sector and public safety businesses?

Part one of this Project 38 episode gets some answers to that question from two AT&T executives responsible for carrying out that vision in the government market -- Jason Porter, president of public sector and FirstNet; and Jill Singer, vice president of defense and national security.

Two particular threads help illustrate AT&T’s re-casted vision: the sales of the media businesses (which they did not go over) and divestiture of the defense IT professional services business (which we they over in detail).

For this first part, Porter and Singer explain to our Senior Staff Writer Ross Wilkers how they see AT&T’s return to its connectivity core as making more room to invest in the public sector and FirstNet public safety network businesses. They also lift the curtain on AT&T’s vision for the post-pandemic future of work.

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