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%… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Facilities

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes significant steps toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. The ruling removes or modifies rules that have slowed a provider’s ability to retire… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of Redl to Head NTIA

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the Senate confirmation of David Redl to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. David’s vast knowledge and experience developing broadband infrastructure and spectrum policies will be a tremendous benefit for the U.S. economy and consumers. We congratulate… Read more »

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Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy for the Entire Internet Ecosystem

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Every day, it seems like there is a yet another news story about some form of cyberattack. Whether it be a consumer data breach or an attempt by a nation state to compromise U.S. critical infrastructure and systems, it can feel like we are under siege. Well, we kind of are. And, as we become… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on
Proposed Tax Bill

The following is attributed to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “Comprehensive tax reform with competitive business tax rates will ensure lasting economic growth, investment and job creation.  We are very encouraged by the legislation introduced today in the U.S. House that proposes a permanent 20 percent corporate tax rate. We look forward to working withRead More AT&T Statement on
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AT&T Statement on FCC Proposal to Promote Investment in the 3.5 GHz Spectrum Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will help speed up the rollout of 5G broadband by paving the way for critical investment in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.  This mid-band spectrum is intended… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on SPEED Act, Legislation to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T greatly appreciates the efforts of Senators Wicker and Cortez Masto to help facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure. The SPEED Act, which aims to streamline the permitting process on public rights-of-way, will go a long way in removing unnecessary… Read more »

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Responding to Disasters – Answering the Call in PR, USVI and CA

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

It’s been two weeks since I wrote a blog detailing the impact the 2017 hurricane season has had on our network and facilities, and why the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Maria in particular has made restoring the communications infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands such an enormous challenge. Since that time… Read more »

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