DETROIT, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T is the first company in the nation to earn Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness.
AT&T's certification is the first under the DHS Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program. The PS-Prep™ program is administered by DHS's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats.
"AT&T has a long-standing commitment to business continuity and disaster preparedness. We are proud to be the first company in the nation to secure this Homeland Security certification," said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. "Our business and network operations are state-of-the-art when it comes to performing during and after a disaster or emergency. This doesn't happen by accident. We are constantly pumping new innovation and technology into our networks, to the tune of $95 billion over the last 5 years."
Murray said the strength of the company's continuity program coupled with its industry-leading Global Network Operations Center helps the company and its customers effectively continue operations during and after emergencies.
"We are prepared, as well, to help customers achieve a high level of preparedness for their own business networks and IT systems," said Murray, noting that AT&T offers business continuity consulting to its customers. "We encourage other companies and private entities to seek certification under this program. Being proactive about continuity planning helps keep the country as prepared as possible for emergencies."
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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