AT&T Statement on Expanding Access to ‘988’ Hotline

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “We applaud the FCC for its leadership in recognizing the critical need for a dedicated hotline to suicide prevention and mental health crisis intervention resources. The launch of the ‘988’ dialing code can help save the lives of countless…

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Broadband Availability:
Sizing the Scope of the Challenge

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

As legislators and policymakers debate the best approach for closing the digital divide, the analysis should be grounded in data to illuminate the scope of the challenge we currently face. First, we must highlight the critical importance of address-level mapping to target funding as precisely as possible to those housing units currently lacking adequate fixed…

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Sizing the Scope of the Challenge

Defining Broadband
For the 21st Century

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

As we turn the corner on the pandemic, and drive toward economic recovery, delivering broadband connectivity to every home and every farm, in every city and town, large and small, has become a national priority.  Billions of dollars have already been directed to broadband infrastructure and affordability in stimulus legislation, and we anticipate a significant…

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AT&T Statement on Unleashing Critical Spectrum in 3.45 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “We applaud the FCC for moving swiftly to develop rules that will enable commercial use of this valuable mid-band spectrum, while protecting incumbent federal users.  In order for the U.S. to maintain its global lead in 5G, we need…

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AT&T Statement on Making Network Information Available to Support Public Safety

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “We support the FCC’s efforts to allow the sharing of network outage data with both federal and state agencies to help improve critical situational awareness during emergencies. Today’s order will enhance the ability of our public safety partners to…

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Impact of California ‘Net Neutrality’ Law on Free Data Services

California has enacted a “net neutrality” law banning “sponsored data” services that allowed companies to pay for, or “sponsor,” the data usage of their customers who are also AT&T wireless customers. Unfortunately, under the California law we are now prohibited from providing certain data features to consumers free of charge. Prior to California’s law, sponsored data…

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AT&T to Offer Emergency Broadband Benefit to Customers

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, we are filing our application to participate in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program so we can offer low-income customers additional options for discounted broadband services. We appreciate the Commission’s efforts to move swiftly to implement this program…

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AT&T Statement on Reintroduction of Bipartisan Modern Television Act

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The bipartisan Modern Television Act, which was reintroduced today by Reps. Scalise and Eshoo, recognizes that the decades-old, outdated TV rules are harmful for consumers and desperately require modernization. The number of TV broadcaster blackouts have more than doubled over the…

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AT&T Statement on Justice in Policing Act

Attribute the following to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “With passage of Justice in Policing Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, we urge congressional leaders to come together on these critical issues and pass bipartisan legislation this year. We support and will continue to advocate for solutions to ensure transparency,…

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