AT&T Statement on Commissioner Carr’s Remarks at Indiana Statehouse and FCC’s Next 5G Order

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr this morning announced the FCC’s next 5G order, which will streamline approval processes for the deployment of small cells. The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Commissioner Carr has done a tremendous job building on the work started by states… Read more »

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Cops on the Convergence Beat: 21st Century Rules to Protect Consumers Online

By Betsy Brady, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Relations Next month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will kick off its planned Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.  The timing is auspicious.  Now that the FTC once again oversees the entire internet ecosystem, including broadband internet service providers (ISPs), it should… Read more »

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf: Private Industry from a Legal Intern’s Perspective

By AT&T 2018 D.C. Summer Interns Kasey McGee and Sarah Rippy (The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the student authors and are not attributable to AT&T) Coming up the elevator the first day, we were unsure of what to expect. Would AT&T be as flashy and shiny as we anticipated? Were… Read more »

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FirstNet’s Security, Reliability
Should Not Be Sacrificed

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The Colorado Public Safety Broadband Governing Body recently submitted comments to the FCC seeking “clarification concerning the guidelines and requirements for interoperability and roaming between the NPSBN and commercial wireless carriers.” Colorado withdrew those comments, and for good reason – these issues have been clearly addressed.  But as FirstNet builds momentum, it may be worthRead More FirstNet’s Security, Reliability
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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Efforts to Tee Up 39 GHz Band for Auction

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The 39 GHz band is essential to advancing 5G leadership in the United States.  AT&T commends the FCC for moving the band forward expeditiously and for looking for solutions to make the band viable for flexible 5G… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Reforming Pole Attachment Process

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Staying ahead of today’s technology advances requires speed to market and a level playing field for all competitors. To that end, today’s order seeks to balance these two requirements, while ensuring worker safety and quality craftsmanship. The… Read more »

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Expanding the Reach of Connected Care Technologies

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

At its August Open Meeting later this week, the FCC will vote on a Notice of Inquiry into developing a “Connected Care Pilot Program.”  This program would promote connecting telehealth services to low-income consumers and veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas, through broadband-enabled healthcare services delivered outside the scope of traditional healthcare facilities,… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2018

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The video marketplace has outgrown the 1992 Cable Act. Consumers watch, create and interact with video whenever and wherever they want it. Majority Whip Scalise’s bill recognizes this and appropriately sunsets a decades-old video law that makes no sense today.… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Actions to Unleash Spectrum, Promote Investment

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The FCC’s ongoing efforts to make additional spectrum available to support next-generation 5G services is essential. The 3.7-4.2 GHz band could play a key role in providing the broad coverage capabilities necessary to bring the promise of… Read more »

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AT&T Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Accelerate 5G Deployment

The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “AT&T commends Senators John Thune and Brian Schatz for their bipartisan leadership in tackling important issues to modernize our Nation’s mobile broadband infrastructure. “With this legislation, the Senate is taking a step in the right direction to maintain our leadership in… Read more »

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