Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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The AT&T company we know today was founded on October 5, 1983, and officially started on January 1, 1984, when they expired the Bell logo. See the company news below for additional details and history of AT&T.

Contact information

Phone: (800) 331-0500
Fax: None or unknown
Website: AT&T official website
E-mail: AT&T contact page
Address: AT&T
32 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10013-2412
Stock: T

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July 24, 2015 - AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV for $49 billion.

January 31, 2005 - SBC (Southwestern Bell Corporation) announced it would buy AT&T Corp. for more than $16 billion.

October 2000 - AT&T announced it would restructure over the next two years into a family of separate publicly held companies: AT&T Wireless, AT&T Broadband, and AT&T.

1996 - AT&T spun off the system and technology unit that renames itself Lucent Technologies.

September 20, 1995 - AT&T split into three separate publicly traded companies: a systems and equipment company, a computer company, and a communications services company.

1993 - Novell acquired all UNIX assets from AT&T.

January 1, 1984  - The AT&T company we know today officially started, expiring the famous Bell logo.

October 5, 1983 - The AT&T company was founded.

1974 - The U.S. government started its antitrust suit against AT&T. The suit didn't end until 1982 when AT&T agrees to divest itself of the wholly owned Bell operating companies that provided local exchange service.

1964 - AT&T started the practice of monitoring telephone calls in the hopes of identifying phreakers.

1962 - AT&T placed the first commercial communications Satellite, the Telstar I into orbit.

1960 - AT&T introduced the dataphone and the first known MODEM.

1925 - Bell Labs was founded as a subsidiary of AT&T.

1899 - AT&T acquired assets of American Bell, and became the parent company of Bell System.

March 3, 1885 - American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated.

1875 - The company American Telephone and Telegraph Company that became AT&T was founded.