AT&T Reiterates Commitment to an Open Internet

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “As the FCC’s open internet order takes effect today, two things will remain unchanged. First, the internet will continue to function just as it did yesterday, empowering this generation and those that follow with robust access to… Read more »

Read More AT&T Reiterates Commitment to an Open Internet

AT&T Statement on Unleashing Spectrum Frontiers for 5G Connectivity

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “As we move closer to auctions later this year, the FCC is taking important steps to establish performance and operability requirements for mmWave spectrum. Making additional mmW spectrum available for flexible wireless use will play a… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on Unleashing Spectrum Frontiers for 5G Connectivity

AT&T Statement on Promoting Wireline Infrastructure Investment

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes another step in the right direction toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. Today’s ruling, the second in less than a year,… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on Promoting Wireline Infrastructure Investment

AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Curb Toll Free Arbitrage and Fraud

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “For too long, intercarrier compensation arbitrage, fraud and inefficiencies have driven illegitimate gains, including from the proliferation of unlawful robocalls to toll free numbers.  In 2011, the Commission acted to reform call termination by beginning the transition… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Curb Toll Free Arbitrage and Fraud

A United Front
Against a Global Threat

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

This morning, I’m speaking on a panel at USTelecom’s Cybersecurity Policy Forum about the recently released joint U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats. The report, which stemmed from the President’s MayRead More A United Front
Against a Global Threat

AT&T Statement on
SPECTRUM NOW Act

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T recognizes the many challenges NTIA faces in reallocating federal government spectrum for commercial use, and we applaud Senators Wicker and Schatz and Representatives Guthrie and Matsui for addressing the critical issue of funding research, development and planning efforts. ForRead More AT&T Statement on
SPECTRUM NOW Act

AT&T Applauds FCC for Addressing Intercarrier Compensation Arbitrage

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We applaud the FCC’s action to initiate a review of the wasteful and ongoing access stimulation schemes which hurt consumers by driving up market costs. AT&T previously joined with other industry parties in proposing a framework… Read more »

Read More AT&T Applauds FCC for Addressing Intercarrier Compensation Arbitrage

A Bright Light in
Chicago’s South Side

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The AT&T team had the privilege a few weeks ago of visiting St. Sabina, an African American faith community on Chicago’s South Side. The Church, which is led by Father Mike Pfleger, espouses the credo to live as believers and doers of the Word so that when church disciples pass thru the church doors theyRead More A Bright Light in
Chicago’s South Side

AT&T Reiterates Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Open Internet

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to an open internet and has been for the entirety of this decades-long debate. While Congress discusses a Congressional Review Act resolution, we reiterate our call for actual bipartisan legislation that applies to all internet companies and… Read more »

Read More AT&T Reiterates Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Open Internet

Bold BDS Order Borne Out in Business Fiber Growth Statistics

by Caroline Van Wie

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s new Business Data Services (BDS) regime. As you may recall, in April of last year, the FCC took the bold step of reforming the BDS rules. With this action, the Commission cleared the underbrush of unnecessary and… Read more »

Read More Bold BDS Order Borne Out in Business Fiber Growth Statistics