AT&T Applauds Senators for Advancing the Bipartisan IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We applaud Senators Warner, Gardner, Hassan and Daines for their leadership on Internet of Things (IoT) security, and their work in advancing the bipartisan IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 to further strengthen our Nation’s defenses against cyber attacks.  AT&T is committed…

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AT&T Supports the Bipartisan Modern Television Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Congress today begins a reboot of the rules governing the video and television marketplace.  With the bipartisan introduction of the Modern Television Act of 2019, Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) recognize that the nearly 30-year-old TV rules…

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AT&T Commends the House of Representatives for Advancing the Stopping Robocalls Act

The following may be attributed Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We commend the leadership of House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and the entire House of Representatives, for advancing the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.  Robocalling in the United States has reached a…

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AT&T Statement on 9-1-1 SAVES Act

The following may be attributed Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T enthusiastically supports the 9-1-1 SAVES Act. Our Nation’s 911 call-takers and dispatchers help save lives every day, and it is important that they be recognized for the critical role they play to keep the public safe. We commend Representatives Fitzpatrick…

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AT&T Commends FCC for Creating Connected Care Pilot Program

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T has a long history connecting patients, doctors and providers and we fully support the FCC’s efforts to help expand telehealth services to as many Americans as possible.  The Commission should be commended for leaning in on…

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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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