Impact of California ‘Net Neutrality’ Law on Free Data Services

California has enacted a “net neutrality” law banning “sponsored data” services that allowed companies to pay for, or “sponsor,” the data usage of their customers who are also AT&T wireless customers. Unfortunately, under the California law we are now prohibited from providing certain data features to consumers free of charge. Prior to California’s law, sponsored data…

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AT&T to Offer Emergency Broadband Benefit to Customers

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, we are filing our application to participate in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program so we can offer low-income customers additional options for discounted broadband services. We appreciate the Commission’s efforts to move swiftly to implement this program…

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AT&T Statement on Reintroduction of Bipartisan Modern Television Act

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The bipartisan Modern Television Act, which was reintroduced today by Reps. Scalise and Eshoo, recognizes that the decades-old, outdated TV rules are harmful for consumers and desperately require modernization. The number of TV broadcaster blackouts have more than doubled over the…

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AT&T Statement on Justice in Policing Act

Attribute the following to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “With passage of Justice in Policing Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, we urge congressional leaders to come together on these critical issues and pass bipartisan legislation this year. We support and will continue to advocate for solutions to ensure transparency,…

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AT&T Statement on the Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit

Attribute the following to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Keeping our communities connected and working to close the digital divide is a top priority. We support the FCC’s efforts to quickly develop a program that will enable more Americans to afford broadband connectivity during this unprecedented time.  Encouraging participation in…

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AT&T Response to Tucker Carlson Tonight Segment that Aired 2/24/21

We feel compelled to set the record straight on a story that ran on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Feb. 24. The story was about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List which governs trade activities sanctioned by the U.S. government. Unfortunately, the story that aired was misleading and failed to represent all the facts about…

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AT&T Statement on the Equality Act

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T supports the Equality Act, extending full civil rights protections to our LGBTQ+ friends, coworkers, and family. This is consistent with our long-standing commitment to diversity and our work towards inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community, and we urge its passage…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Improve Broadband Maps

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “We applaud the FCC and Commission staff for their diligent work to improve our country’s broadband maps, a critical step to connecting all Americans. Accurate maps will more precisely target areas where gaps in broadband remain and are an…

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AT&T Statement on House Bills to Foster Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Closing the digital divide requires modernizing all of our laws that impact broadband affordability, accessibility and sustainability. We applaud Ranking Member McMorris Rodgers, Congressman Latta, and other members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for tackling issues that impede…

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AT&T Statement on $7.6B Emergency Connectivity Fund for Schools and Libraries

Attribute the following to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: The pandemic highlighted the critical need for students to stay digitally connected to their schools, teachers and classmates. Today’s markup of the reconciliation package is a step in that direction. Sufficient and stable funding for broadband connectivity is a critical component to bridging the…

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