AT&T Statement on Introduction of AIRWAVES Act in U.S. House

House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Vice Chair Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) have introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the introduction of the AIRWAVES Act in the House…

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AT&T Statement on FCC
Wireless Emergency Alert Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s goal to improve the effectiveness of the wireless emergency alert (WEA) system by enhancing the ability of public officials to more narrowly target the intended recipients of alerts. The system modifications required to…

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Wireless Emergency Alert Order

With Tax Reform, AT&T Plans to Increase U.S. Capital Spending $1 Billion and Provide $1,000 Special Bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. Employees

Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T* plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Vote to Restore Internet Freedom

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs: “For more than a decade, under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, AT&T has consistently made clear that we provide broadband service in an open and transparent way.  We do not block websites, nor censor online content, nor…

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Utilizing Twilight Towers to Deploy Broadband

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, after more than 15 years of uncertainty around utilizing Twilight Towers for broadband deployment, the FCC is moving forward with a solution that addresses historic preservation concerns while at the same time removing unnecessary regulatory barriers. …

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Half a Century Later – An Alternative to TTY

By Linda Vandeloop, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory In the 1960’s, TTY was first introduced.  At the time, it was revolutionary.  People who were deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or had a speech disability could finally communicate with friends, family and 911 operators – either directly in a TTY-to-TTY session, or indirectly through…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Tomorrow, the FCC will release a draft order that will bring to an end this country’s brief and ill-conceived experiment with heavy-handed regulation of the internet.  Abandoning decades of prudent, bipartisan regulatory restraint, the Wheeler FCC took the…

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AT&T Reiterates Commitment to Step Up U.S. Investment if Competitive Tax Rate Enacted

DALLAS, November 16, 2017 — In recognition of today’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the first meaningful tax reform in decades, AT&T reiterated its commitment to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018, if the House bill is signed into law. “A permanent corporate tax rate of 20%…

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Wireless Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T applauds the FCC and the Wireless Bureau Staff for taking action today to streamline the federal regulatory process for replacing utility poles. The Commission rightly recognizes that replacement poles have no reasonable potential to adversely impact…

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