AT&T Statement on Senate Approval of Commissioner Carr and Geoffrey Starks to FCC

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved the nominations of Commissioner Brendan Carr to a second term and Geoffrey Starks as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs. “The approval of Commissioner Carr for a second term at… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on 39 GHz Spectrum Auction and the Rollout of 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “A successful 39 GHz auction is critical to the FCC’s Spectrum Frontiers initiative and the rollout of 5G in the United States. This is the largest amount of contiguous spectrum available to wireless carriers for flexible use… Read more »

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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,… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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The State of Play of 5G – Where We Are on Deployment, Standards, Security

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last month, I blogged about the opportunity I had to attend the White House 5G Summit and the broad acknowledgement by the Administration and fellow participants of the importance that the United States win the race to 5G. But, in order to do so, there needs to be a commitment to removing barriers to deployment,… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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AT&T is Leading the U.S. and the World on Mobile 5G

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the White House 5G Summit. The event was focused on discussing issues such as 5G deployment, spectrum and standards that will enable the U.S. to win the race on 5G. Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, discussed figures released by CTIA and Accenture estimating that… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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