AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Protect Consumers from Spam and Robotexts

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T takes very seriously our commitment to protect consumers from unwanted text messages, and this is why we strongly support today’s declaratory ruling. This action empowers wireless providers to continue to protect consumers from spam and robotexts,…

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AT&T Commends FCC Efforts to Combat Robocalling

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We appreciate the FCC’s ongoing commitment to combat robocalling. Today’s order provides another layer of protection for consumers against unwanted calls and correctly establishes a safe harbor for calls inadvertently made to a reassigned number. AT&T has…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Proposals to Empower Next Generation of Satellite Services

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “This week, the FCC adopted proposals that modify its rules to streamline satellite licensing procedures, provide access for new satellite services, and minimize orbital debris while also recognizing the importance of protecting existing services. The Commission’s actions strike…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Changes to 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The Commission’s Order on the 3.5 GHz band are welcomed changes that will increase the incentives for investment in auctioned licenses without affecting small providers or General Authorized Access to the band.  These are targeted and sensible…

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AT&T Statement on Proposal to Allow Unlicensed Use of 6 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Expanding broadband services to more Americans is one of AT&T’s highest priorities, and we appreciate the Commission’s efforts to promote broader and more efficient use of spectrum to reach this goal.  We look forward to commenting on…

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FCC Continues to Move Forward to Unleash Critical Spectrum

The following may be attributed Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “We are pleased the FCC is moving forward on unlocking the full potential of this vitally important spectrum.  Commissioner O’Rielly’s leadership on this issue has proven instrumental in reaching a path forward on outstanding issues.  We look forward…

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AT&T Statement on Support for Uniform, National Open Internet Protections

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Consumers want and deserve an open and transparent internet, free of gatekeepers.  They want an internet that is free from censorship, blocking and discriminatory throttling.  They want to access content when, where and how they want to….

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FCC Takes Next Step to Further Strengthen U.S Lead in 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC took the next step to further strengthen the United States’ lead in the race to 5G by adopting a framework for permitting and fees that will foster more widespread and robust infrastructure investment.  Today’s…

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AT&T Statement on Commissioner Carr’s Remarks at Indiana Statehouse and FCC’s Next 5G Order

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr this morning announced the FCC’s next 5G order, which will streamline approval processes for the deployment of small cells. The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Commissioner Carr has done a tremendous job building on the work started by states…

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Cops on the Convergence Beat: 21st Century Rules to Protect Consumers Online

By Betsy Brady, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Relations Next month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will kick off its planned Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.  The timing is auspicious.  Now that the FTC once again oversees the entire internet ecosystem, including broadband internet service providers (ISPs), it should…

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