AT&T Helping Small Businesses Virtualize, Survive and Thrive in Challenging Times

AT&T | October 29, 2020

What's the news? AT&T* is launching a new wireless service discount, waiving home internet data overage charges for AT&T Internet customers through December 31, and offering free expert guidance and other resources to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) save money and virtualize their businesses to survive and thrive despite the impacts of COVID-19. How do small businesses benefit? Our new offer allows qualifying business customers to get $10/mo. off for the life of service on an eligible Unlimited plan1, when they purchase a new smartphone on installment and have qualifying AT&T Internet or AT&T Business Fiber Service.2 It's designed to help small businesses make the most out of their connectivity to keep their businesses up and running – whether they're in the office, or on the go.


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple technologies are available in the market to work from remote locations. The best fit for your business depends on various factors – associated costs, ease of deployment, and efficiency levels. There are two top platforms for remote working RDS and VDI. Here is a detailed comparison between the two to help you make the right decision:


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple technologies are available in the market to work from remote locations. The best fit for your business depends on various factors – associated costs, ease of deployment, and efficiency levels. There are two top platforms for remote working RDS and VDI. Here is a detailed comparison between the two to help you make the right decision:

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