Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
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The AT&T company we know today was officially started on January 1, 1984. See the company news below for additional details and history of AT&T.

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(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 completes its acquisition of DirecTV for $49 billion.

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

October 2000 - AT&T announces it will 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 spins off the system and technology unit that renames itself Lucent Technologies.

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

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

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

1974 - The U.S. government starts its antitrust suit against AT&T. The suit doesn'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 starts the practice of monitoring telephone calls in the hopes of identifying phreakers.

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

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

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

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

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