Adopting a Mid-Band Spectrum Screen for 5G Leadership

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

There is broad consensus that American leadership in the 5G economy depends in part on smart spectrum policy, with a sharp focus on building a strong and competitive ecosystem in mid-band allocations, where wide bands can be coupled with capabilities such as edge computing and network slicing to enable 5G to act as a catalyst…

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Connecting Communities to the American Dream

by AT&T

For over a century, AT&T has connected America to help people live, learn, work, and succeed. We remain committed to doing our part to bring connectivity, educational resources, and economic opportunity to the millions of people who need access to affordable broadband. We believe broadband connectivity is essential. Addressing affordability, access and adoption is at…

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AT&T Statement on Bipartisan Agreement on Broadband Infrastructure

by AT&T

Attribute the following to John Stankey, AT&T CEO: “We appreciate the bipartisan efforts to reach agreement on critical infrastructure spending, including a proposed $65 billion investment in the country’s broadband future.  While more work needs to be done to ensure funds are spent in a way that is efficient and effective in making broadband more…

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AT&T Statement on Juneteenth National Independence Day

“AT&T applauds today’s enactment by President Biden of Congress’s bill establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday commemorating the end of the evil institution of slavery in the United States. We look forward to celebrating the new holiday, starting initially with a variety of activities for our employees to recognize its meaning and significance.”

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Broadband Products Supporting Low-Income Households

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

There is a lot of momentum in Washington, D.C. and in state governments right now to improve the adoption of broadband by addressing the issue of affordability for low-income communities. But the challenge has also produced a lot of debate over the best way to move forward. To decide what policies will do the most…

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FirstNet’s Newest Deployable
Assets are Furry Ones

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

FirstNet®, Built with AT&T is the premier platform in the U.S. for public safety communications, providing first responders dedicated connectivity on a purpose-built, highly secure network to support their communication during everything from major events to disasters to everyday operations. On FirstNet, we make sure first responders have connectivity when and where they need it. Public…

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Assets are Furry Ones

AT&T Statement on Need to Address Current Subsidy Program for Low-Income Americans

Attribute the following to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated shifts in how we communicate and magnified the importance of broadband connectivity for all Americans. We commend FCC Commissioner Carr for his remarks highlighting the urgent need to address the meltdown of the current subsidy program for…

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If You Build It, They Still May Not Come: Thoughts on Digital Literacy and Engagement

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

In the digital divide debate, much of the focus is on solving for two problems – broadband availability and affordability. To be sure, both are essential pieces to any solution that is targeted toward getting 100% of Americans connected. But there is a third leg of the stool that is less well understood and often…

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Fighting Against Robocalls – and Introducing AT&T ActiveArmor℠

By Linda Vandeloop, AT&T AVP-Federal Regulatory Last week, we submitted information to the Federal Communications Commission for its second annual Call Blocking Report. It was a good opportunity to take stock of our robocall efforts and think about what more can be done to protect consumers. For such a major effort, we take a multi-pronged…

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