AT&T answers the call
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York City reached out to AT&T for help in making the city more resilient in the face of power grid failures.
AT&T needed a way to offer New Yorkers power for the very devices the company serviced, without relying on wall outlets.
To demonstrate its commitment to NYC and clean energy, AT&T deployed 25 stations at outdoor venues throughout the five boroughs.
AT&T utilized NRG Street Charge® Solar Charging stations to offer free power directly to the people, under its own branded signage. By offering free, clean power, AT&T declared its commitment to community needs and highlighted its concern for the environment.
But more than that, AT&T gave people a reason to come together – to share stories, to share power.
"We're always looking for ways to get New Yorkers outdoors to relax and recharge. This gives it a whole new meaning," said then-NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White.