AT&T Statement on
FCC’s 5G Open RAN Forum

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “This forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the critical need for government policies that foster a diverse and secure 5G marketplace through the deployment of open standards-based solutions. We appreciate Chairman Pai’s leadership and we look…

Read More AT&T Statement on
FCC’s 5G Open RAN Forum

AT&T Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

The following may be attributed to Venessa Harrison, President of AT&T Georgia: “We are saddened by the loss of one of our nation’s great heroes and an icon in American history, Congressman John Lewis. A champion for human dignity and a rabble-rousing trailblazer in the best sense, Lewis’ passion and commitment for equal justice in…

Read More AT&T Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Streamline 5G Builds while Protecting Historic Properties

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “FCC Commissioner Carr has been a driving force behind establishing policies that enable timely and efficient deployment of critical wireless infrastructure for 5G. His leadership in this area has been invaluable and we welcome today’s announcement, which…

Read More AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Streamline 5G Builds while Protecting Historic Properties

AT&T Commends FCC for Taking Steps to Implement Broadband DATA Act

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We welcome today’s action by the FCC to implement the Broadband DATA Act to create more accurate broadband maps. Creating more granular and detailed broadband maps sets an important foundation to close the broadband gap.  We look forward to continuing to…

Read More AT&T Commends FCC for Taking Steps to Implement Broadband DATA Act

AT&T Applauds FCC for Helping Industry, Law Enforcement Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We applaud the FCC for its continued work to help the industry and law enforcement combat unwanted and illegal calls by further implementing the TRACED Act. We look forward to continuing to work with the Commission on…

Read More AT&T Applauds FCC for Helping Industry, Law Enforcement Combat Robocalls

AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Accelerate Deployment of 5G Wireless Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC clarified Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act of 2012 to help speed up the deployment of 5G wireless infrastructure to American consumers and businesses. The COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the need for all Americans to have access to next-generation broadband technologies and…

Read More AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Accelerate Deployment of 5G Wireless Infrastructure

AT&T Reaches Agreement with FOX to Ensure DIRECTV Customers Continue to Receive Network TV Programming After STELAR Ends

AT&T has entered into a new multi-year agreement with FOX to ensure thousands of DIRECTV customers, who might otherwise lose access to FOX with the end of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act, continue to receive FOX network content. This agreement will help essential workers stay connected during COVID-19. Until recently, STELAR authorized…

Read More AT&T Reaches Agreement with FOX to Ensure DIRECTV Customers Continue to Receive Network TV Programming After STELAR Ends

AT&T Urges Congress to Repeal Mandate to Auction T-Band Spectrum

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “There are public safety agencies currently utilizing T-band spectrum to support daily operations and emergency events, including the current COVID-19 public health crisis. The decision by Congress in 2012 to mandate the auction of the T-band next year must be…

Read More AT&T Urges Congress to Repeal Mandate to Auction T-Band Spectrum

AT&T Statement on Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020

Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020 (S. 3717), legislation requiring the information technology systems used by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to be upgraded. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration plays an…

Read More AT&T Statement on Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020

Fighting COVID-19 Scam Robocalls

By Linda Vandeloop, AT&T AVP-Federal Regulatory An increasing percentage of fraudulent robocalls are using COVID-19 as bait, as scammers try to take advantage of the global health emergency. The good news is that AT&T, along with others in the industry, have established mechanisms to identify illegal robocall campaigns and take steps to mitigate them.  Having…

Read More Fighting COVID-19 Scam Robocalls