The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “Nearly 30 million rural Americans do not have broadband service today. AT&T commends Chairman Pai and his fellow Commissioners for moving forward promptly with these two critical broadband programs. The Connect America Fund II and Mobility Fund II auctions are…Read More AT&T Statement on FCC Actions to Advance Broadband Deployment to Rural Americans
While we take mobile broadband services for granted in urban environments, many rural Americans still don’t have access to wireless service to keep them connected to family, work and other vital services. Travel just 75 miles from D.C., and chances are you could find yourself in a small community without wireless voice or broadband coverage….Read More Mobility Fund II – a Win for Rural Consumers
Today, Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act, or the ”AIRWAVES Act.” The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T congratulates Senators Gardner and Hassan for introducing a unique bill to address the…Read More AT&T Statement on AIRWAVES Act
Remember Dudley Do-Right? He was the dim-witted but affable Canadian Mountie with the cleft chin who busied himself saving Nell from his arch enemy, Snidely Whiplash. Snidely, of course, was always portrayed as a good nemesis should be – in a black coat and top hat, with a strangely menacing mustache and a greenish pallor. …Read More A Day of Reflection after the Day of Action
by Tim McKone
Executive Vice President of Federal Relations
This morning, Chairman Walden announced his intent for his Committee to hold a hearing on net neutrality in September, inviting companies from across the internet ecosystem to help craft a sustainable legislative solution. Chairman Walden observed rightly that almost everyone is in agreement about fundamental open internet principles to prevent anti-competitive behavior such as throttling…Read More When the Earth, Sun and Moon Align: Are we Witnessing Momentum for Legislation?
The following are remarks by Joan Marsh, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory, as prepared for delivery at the MMTC 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2017: We live in an age of innovation and disruption. In these interesting times, I think it’s important to be…Read More Remarks by Joan Marsh at the MMTC 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference
The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “Today, AT&T filed comments in support of the FCC’s proposal to return to a nearly two decades-old bipartisan commitment to a light-handed approach to internet services – a commitment the FCC abandoned for no good reason in 2015. Throughout this period, AT&T has supported an open…Read More AT&T Statement on Supporting an Open Internet
by Bob Quinn
Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs
Tomorrow, AT&T will join the “Day of Action” for preserving and advancing an open internet. This may seem like an anomaly to many people who might question why AT&T is joining with those who have differing viewpoints on how to ensure an open and free internet. But that’s exactly the point – we all agree…Read More Why We’re Joining the ‘Day of Action’ in Support of an Open Internet
Last week, the GAO issued a report on its investigation into the FCC’s Lifeline program, a program designed to deliver essential communications services to low income families but one that has grown at an alarming rate. The report’s findings are both expected and surprising – expected in that the report highlights areas of weakness in…Read More Does Lifeline Need a Life Boat?
The following may be attributed to Robert Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “President Trump’s nomination of Brendan Carr comes at a critical point as our nation embarks on transitioning to the next generation wireless communications infrastructure. His commitment to public service and wide range of expertise, especially in the…Read More AT&T Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Brendan Carr to Federal Communications Commission