September 21, 2017
On a recent BRT panel, AT&T CEO & Chairman Randall Stephenson committed his company to increase investment, already at high levels, once corporate tax reform is enacted. He noted that every $1 billion in new investment his company makes leads to 7,000 “hard hat” jobs — putting fiber in the ground and putting cell sites up, jobs like that. Those jobs are not for export, because the physical investment occurs right here in America. And the jobs that new broadband connections lead to are even broader — higher sales for business, more productivity, more jobs in network management, IT, and other areas. Corporate tax reform drives both jobs and wage growth.