AT&T Statement on FCC Ruling Condemning Broadcast Station Groups’ Anti-Consumer Behavior

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “Today’s FCC ruling that the broadcast station groups’ behavior was a violation of its rules shows again that the entire retransmission consent process is broken and demands immediate reform. This was clearly one of the more egregious examples of how broadcasters routinely hold consumers hostage into…

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AT&T Statement on Senator Wicker Bill to Renew STELAR

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker today introduced the Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2019 (STAR Act). You can attribute the following statement to AT&T’s Executive Vice President-Federal Relations Tim McKone: “We support renewing STELAR to protect 870,000 of our country’s most rural consumers who are at risk of losing their broadcast channels at…

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Progress on the C-Band

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The FCC under Chairman Pai has been focused intensely on establishing and maintaining U.S. leadership in the deployment of 5G networks.   Chairman Pai’s 5G FAST Plan, which outlined a comprehensive strategy on 5G, included as a cornerstone the reallocation of essential 5G spectrum, including low-, mid- and high-band allocations. On high-band opportunities, the FCC has…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Protect VoIP Services from Discriminatory Fees

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the Commission’s action today to protect VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services from discriminatory treatment. Today, the FCC confirmed that 911 charges for VoIP customers must be comparable for consumers purchasing traditional telephone services, further…

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AT&T Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Net Neutrality Decision

Attribute the following statement to AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel David R. McAtee II:  “Today, the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC’s 2017 decision to pursue a market-based, ‘light-touch’ policy for governing the internet — an approach that relies on Title I of the Act as opposed to the utility-style regulation under Title…

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Celebrating Hispanic Communities

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

September 15th began Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize the contributions made by Hispanic/LatinX innovators, artists and scholars, and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. Growing up in rural Illinois, my first exposure to Hispanic influences was through the written word. Gabriel Garcia Marquez burst into my world with his lyrical, “Love in the…

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AT&T Statement on Auction Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s Public Notice is the culmination of more than four years of hard work by the FCC to make the 3.5 GHz band available for shared use by federal, non-federal and unlicensed users. Through a unique, three-tiered…

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AT&T Applauds FCC Action to Curb Intercarrier Compensation Schemes

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T has long supported the FCC’s efforts to combat schemes that game the intercarrier compensation system and drive up consumer costs, skewing the marketplace for legitimate voice services. We applaud the FCC’s decision today and look forward…

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AT&T Applauds U.S.–Japan Trade Agreement

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “We commend President Trump, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and the Staff of the Office of the United States Trade Representative on concluding this stage of the US – Japan trade negotiations.   “AT&T fully supports the successful completion of this…

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AT&T Offers Support for State Attorneys General Principles to Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs for AT&T Communications: “The fight against the scourge of illegal robocalls requires all hands on deck, and we welcome and appreciate the support of the state attorneys general. The NAAG principles align with much of what AT&T is…

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