FCC Takes Steps to Eliminate Barriers to Broadband Investments

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations:   “We are pleased that the FCC has adopted the compromise framework to reform network unbundling rules, which has broad support across the industry. We all recognize that that the global pandemic has brought to the forefront the critical need…

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FCC Adopts Order to Foster Deployment of 5G Wireless Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “We welcome today’s action by the FCC to further facilitate the deployment of wireless infrastructure necessary to roll out 5G technologies and services, and we thank Commissioner Carr, in particular, for his leadership in advocating for smart policies that streamline…

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FCC Unleashes More Funds for 5G; Commits to Utilizing Better Broadband Maps to Distribute Support

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, the FCC adopted a 5G Mobility Fund order that advances the Commission’s goals of closing the digital divide and making advanced wireless services available to more Americans.  We commend Chairman Pai for making more funds available for 5G investment….

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U.S. Consumers Big Winners as FCC Affirms Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, the FCC has addressed the narrow questions identified by the D.C. Circuit as part of its decision last year to uphold the Commission’s 2017 framework to ensure an open internet for consumers. The Court’s decision affirmed internet service providers’…

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AT&T Statement on Bicameral Bill to Open Mid-Band Spectrum for Commercial Use

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, Executive Vice President of Federal Relations, AT&T. “We commend Ranking Member Walden, Ranking Member Latta, Ranking Member Guthrie, Chairman Wicker and Chairman Thune for introducing legislation designating valuable mid-band spectrum to be auctioned for 5G deployment. This legislation follows a letter signed last week by 19 senators…

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FCC Votes to Expand Use of Spectrum Band in Support of Public Safety

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The 4.9 GHz band, while currently under-utilized, contains enormous potential to provide more expansive support of public safety communications. Informal coordination requirements have limited the spectrum band’s usage to date, and we appreciate the FCC’s efforts to…

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FCC Takes Steps to Unleash More Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We applaud the FCC for acting quickly to move this critical mid-band 3.45 GHz spectrum into the marketplace. Following the Administration’s commitment last month to allow for commercial use in the band, the Commission’s actions today set…

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FCC Continues Implementation of Robocall Blocking Statute

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We appreciate the FCC’s continued efforts to implement the TRACED Act and help the industry and law enforcement combat unwanted and illegal calls. The Commission’s action provides further guidance as we work with the Industry Traceback Group,…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Susan Santana, Vice President Legislative Strategy, AT&T California Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) is a time to reflect on the incredible contributions Latinos have made to our country’s social and economic vitality, as well as the importance of advancing cultural awareness and inclusion as a social and business imperative. I was born in…

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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…

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