At American Tower, being sustainable is working together to create connections. We are committed to increasing connectivity—both improving wireless communications across the globe and using our resources and outreach to provide and expand access to learning and other opportunities in our communities. Our society pillar encompasses our community programs, including financial contributions from the American Tower Foundation and volunteer efforts by our employees, our Digital Communities, municipal strategies, innovation and social investments. We are using our resources to improve our communities and taking responsibility for the social impacts of our business.

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$2M contributed

by the Foundation in 2020 to COVID-19 relief efforts

Companywide Efforts

One way we demonstrate our commitment to communities is through the Foundation. Launched in 2017, the Foundation’s mission is to focus on education and technology use to empower students, teachers and communities in need worldwide. Through grants, the Foundation facilitates partnerships with charitable organizations, such as school districts and youth development agencies, that support hands-on technology-based learning, increased student participation in robotics, and STEM programs that offer access to higher education for underrepresented, high-potential students.

Providing Disaster Relief

Diaster Relief

During natural disasters, American Tower infrastructure is critical in supporting public safety and relief efforts. During and immediately after such an event, our first priority is ensuring that all our employees are safe. Next, our Network Operations Center focuses on securing our assets, including making sure generators are fueled and fully functional, coordinating with our customers and placing inspectors on standby. After the storm has passed, all damage and issues identified are assessed and addressed based on criticality, with safety, service and access issues prioritized first. Beyond our towers being critical to disaster recovery efforts, American Tower also provides financial support to populations impacted by natural disasters.

Digital Communities

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1 No poverty. 2 Quality Education. 5 Gender Equality.

The reach and benefits of the internet remain limited in many developing countries and underserved populations due to remote locations, limited infrastructure, high up-front costs, power outages, and educational and geographic barriers. American Tower is helping to overcome these hurdles and provide greater access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through our Digital Communities program.

Located at or near the base of an American Tower site, Digital Communities are places where people of all ages gain access to the internet through digital devices, educator-led instruction and self-guided kiosks. Based on local needs, Digital Communities provide educational, healthcare, financial and career development services with an aim to improve quality of life through connectivity.

A Digital Community is successful through strategic partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, NGOs and other trusted partners—we are actively seeking partners, click here to learn more.

Wireless infrastructure to enable a connected world.

Founded in 1995, American Tower, one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate, with a portfolio of over 160,000 communications sites, including approximately 40,000 towers in the United States and more than 109,000 towers internationally.

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