Let’s Take Action and Enact a Federal Consumer Bill of Rights

So, today is another “Day of Action” for net neutrality advocates across the United States.  We are supporting today’s Day of Action just as we did last summer’s Day of Action.  But also like last summer, we support real action – actual legislation from Congress that places the pillars of net neutrality into law and applies…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Eliminate Obsolete Payphone Reporting Requirements

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “AT&T appreciates the FCC’s ongoing efforts to remove inefficient and obsolete regulatory obligations.  As mobile communications have largely supplanted the once ubiquitous payphone, use of payphones and compensation to Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) has precipitously declined.  The…

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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 an AT&T spokesperson: “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 throttle or degrade traffic based on the 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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Reports of the Internet’s Impending Death are Grossly Exaggerated

Over the past week, there has been a lot written about what happens to the internet assuming the FCC adopts the proposed order, circulated last Wednesday, at its next scheduled open meeting.  I would suggest that most of what has been written falls in the category of misinformation and rhetorical excess.  I thought I might…

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