The Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) was established in 2001 as a result of an agreement between Oklahoma’s Attorney General Drew Edmondson and AT&T Oklahoma, relating to the company’s transition to a modernized form of regulation. The final regulatory plan was finalized by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and approved by the state legislature. As part of the agreement, AT&T (then Southwestern Bell Communications) contributed $30 million in initial funding to the Trust. From 2002-Present, OETT has funded over $17 million to individual schools or districts through competitive grants.
The mission of OETT is to equip Oklahoma common school and CareerTech students with the technology and technological skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. The Trust provides funds for computer and telecommunications equipment, infrastructure, leadership and professional development to implement and advance integration of technology into classroom instruction.