AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Uphold Regulatory Relief for Business Broadband Services

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We are pleased that the FCC upheld its 2017 decision to provide nationwide regulatory relief for business broadband transport services.  The Commission affirmed, as the evidence shows, that there is widespread competition for these services from cable…

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A WiFi Router, a Soup Can and an Extension Cord Walk into a Bar…

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I am sure you have heard many versions of the “walk into a bar” joke, but these three characters, once they get together, can cause some real damage to our critical communications networks, such as preventing a 9-1-1 call from going through. Let me explain. The Federal Communications Commission last fall opened a proceeding to…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Ruling to Enable Carriers to Block More Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC took another major step in combatting the robocall problem.  The Commission’s action will enable broader adoption of call blocking tools to avoid unwanted robocalls and lays the groundwork for providers to block more robocalls…

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A Tribute to Jack Zinman

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

I write today to celebrate the life of a man we knew as a counselor and a colleague, a mentor and a friend and, ultimately, a brother.  For many of the years that I have had responsibility for AT&T’s regulatory interests in Washington DC, I had the great privilege of having Jack Zinman stand beside…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Enable Carriers to Block Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, Chairman Pai took aggressive steps in the FCC’s campaign against the robocall problem by proposing new rules that will expand a provider’s ability to block calls that are believed to be unlawful or made with the intent…

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AT&T Applauds Administration for Commitment to Maintaining U.S. Leadership in 5G

Attribute the following statement to David McAtee, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: “The U.S. leads the world in the deployment of 5G, and we applaud the Administration’s continued commitment to maintaining America’s leadership position.  As the largest investor in U.S. infrastructure for each of the last seven years, AT&T has already deployed…

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AT&T Statement on Millimeter Wave Spectrum Auction

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “The FCC has done a tremendous job in recognizing the critical need to unleash spectrum for next generation broadband services.  With today’s actions, the Commission takes concrete steps toward a December auction of wideband millimeter wave spectrum…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Eliminate Outdated Regulations

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “AT&T welcomes the FCC’s decision to eliminate regulations that have long outlived their intended purpose.  Rules surrounding the long-distance telephone market no longer foster competition or protect consumers. The Commission rightly recognizes the dramatic changes that have…

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AT&T Highlights Efforts to Combat Robocalls at U.S. DOJ Industry Forum on Tech Support Fraud

By Bruce Byrd, AT&T Communications Chief Legal Officer (This post originally appeared on Mr. Byrd’s LinkedIn page.) Robocalling in the United States has reached a tipping point. Fraudsters have been using robocalls – or automated phone calls – to scam some of the most vulnerable members of society. These scams are illegal and hurt Americans,…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Effort to Combat ‘Spoofed’ Calls to Consumers

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s efforts and rigorous approach to fighting illegal and unwanted calls. Today’s notice of proposed rulemaking targets caller ID spoofing by, among other proposals, covering more types of communications and expanding the Commission’s reach…

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