Half a Century Later – An Alternative to TTY

By Linda Vandeloop, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory In the 1960’s, TTY was first introduced.  At the time, it was revolutionary.  People who were deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or had a speech disability could finally communicate with friends, family and 911 operators – either directly in a TTY-to-TTY session, or indirectly through… Read more »

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Reports of the Internet’s Impending Death are Grossly Exaggerated

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

Over the past week, there has been a lot written about what happens to the internet assuming the FCC adopts the proposed order, circulated last Wednesday, at its next scheduled open meeting.  I would suggest that most of what has been written falls in the category of misinformation and rhetorical excess.  I thought I might… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Tomorrow, the FCC will release a draft order that will bring to an end this country’s brief and ill-conceived experiment with heavy-handed regulation of the internet.  Abandoning decades of prudent, bipartisan regulatory restraint, the Wheeler FCC took the… Read more »

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AT&T Reiterates Commitment to Step Up U.S. Investment if Competitive Tax Rate Enacted

DALLAS, November 16, 2017 — In recognition of today’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the first meaningful tax reform in decades, AT&T reiterated its commitment to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018, if the House bill is signed into law. “A permanent corporate tax rate of 20%… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Wireless Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T applauds the FCC and the Wireless Bureau Staff for taking action today to streamline the federal regulatory process for replacing utility poles. The Commission rightly recognizes that replacement poles have no reasonable potential to adversely impact… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Facilities

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes significant steps toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. The ruling removes or modifies rules that have slowed a provider’s ability to retire… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of Redl to Head NTIA

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the Senate confirmation of David Redl to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. David’s vast knowledge and experience developing broadband infrastructure and spectrum policies will be a tremendous benefit for the U.S. economy and consumers. We congratulate… Read more »

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Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy for the Entire Internet Ecosystem

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Every day, it seems like there is a yet another news story about some form of cyberattack. Whether it be a consumer data breach or an attempt by a nation state to compromise U.S. critical infrastructure and systems, it can feel like we are under siege. Well, we kind of are. And, as we become… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on
Proposed Tax Bill

The following is attributed to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “Comprehensive tax reform with competitive business tax rates will ensure lasting economic growth, investment and job creation.  We are very encouraged by the legislation introduced today in the U.S. House that proposes a permanent 20 percent corporate tax rate. We look forward to working withRead More AT&T Statement on
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