AT&T Reaches Agreement with FOX to Ensure DIRECTV Customers Continue to Receive Network TV Programming After STELAR Ends

AT&T has entered into a new multi-year agreement with FOX to ensure thousands of DIRECTV customers, who might otherwise lose access to FOX with the end of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act, continue to receive FOX network content. This agreement will help essential workers stay connected during COVID-19. Until recently, STELAR authorized…

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AT&T Urges Congress to Repeal Mandate to Auction T-Band Spectrum

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “There are public safety agencies currently utilizing T-band spectrum to support daily operations and emergency events, including the current COVID-19 public health crisis. The decision by Congress in 2012 to mandate the auction of the T-band next year must be…

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AT&T Statement on Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020

Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020 (S. 3717), legislation requiring the information technology systems used by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to be upgraded. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration plays an…

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Fighting COVID-19 Scam Robocalls

By Linda Vandeloop, AT&T AVP-Federal Regulatory An increasing percentage of fraudulent robocalls are using COVID-19 as bait, as scammers try to take advantage of the global health emergency. The good news is that AT&T, along with others in the industry, have established mechanisms to identify illegal robocall campaigns and take steps to mitigate them.  Having…

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AT&T Joins New Policy Coalition to Advance 5G Supply Chain Innovation and Deployment

Today, AT&T joined a coalition to advocate for government policies that promote the adoption of interoperable solutions for further innovation of the 5G supply chain in the Radio Access Network (RAN). Multi-vendor 5G deployments enable a more competitive marketplace and give network operators greater flexibility to draw on the innovations of multiple suppliers to upgrade…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Allow Unlicensed Devices in 6 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC voted to open up the 6 GHz spectrum band for unlicensed use for Wi-Fi devices. While we support use of this band for Wi-Fi expansion, any new use must protect incumbent services, which in…

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AT&T Statement on Maintaining a Vibrant U.S. Space Industry

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T is committed to the preservation of a safe and viable space environment. We welcome continued collaboration with the FCC on this proceeding to ensure we have in place sound policies to minimize the risk of orbital…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Approval to Deploy Small Cells for Wisconsin Medical Facility

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We thank the FCC for helping us to quickly address the needs of the Army Corp of Engineers as they prepare to stand up an overflow hospital at the Wisconsin State Fairground. We are committed to…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Combat Spoofed Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We welcome today’s action by the FCC to help stem the proliferation of illegal and unwanted robocalls. Today’s order and further notice is an important step in this fight.  We look forward to continuing to work with the…

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AT&T Statement on Broadband DATA Act

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The signing of the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act is an important step in improving national broadband maps and ultimately ensuring all Americans have high-speed internet access. We applaud the Administration’s commitment to this issue and…

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