AT&T Statement on SPEED Act, Legislation to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T greatly appreciates the efforts of Senators Wicker and Cortez Masto to help facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure. The SPEED Act, which aims to streamline the permitting process on public rights-of-way, will go a long way in removing unnecessary… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on SPEED Act, Legislation to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

Responding to Disasters – Answering the Call in PR, USVI and CA

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

It’s been two weeks since I wrote a blog detailing the impact the 2017 hurricane season has had on our network and facilities, and why the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Maria in particular has made restoring the communications infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands such an enormous challenge. Since that time… Read more »

Read More Responding to Disasters – Answering the Call in PR, USVI and CA

AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s Senate vote to confirm Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai for a new term is a welcomed and wise decision. Chairman Pai has shown tremendous leadership during his short tenure as head of the FCC.… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The Tale of Three Storms

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The 2017 hurricane season has been a monster. Three storms engulfed our country, followed by three very extensive yet different recovery and restoration efforts. As the impacted communities struggle to get back on their feet, it’s worth exploring some of the differences. Hurricane Harvey was all about water, and its communications recovery story is all… Read more »

Read More The Tale of Three Storms

AT&T Statement on Tax Reform Proposal

The following may be attributed to John Stephens, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: “The tax framework released today is a big step toward meaningful reform that would encourage more investment and job creation in the United States. A significantly lower corporate tax rate will help U.S. companies compete with companies from… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on Tax Reform Proposal

AT&T Statement on FCC’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “After an eight-year hiatus – during a period when competition in the wireless industry has been red hot – we are pleased that the FCC has again concluded that mobile wireless service is effectively competitive.  As the Commission’s… Read more »

Read More AT&T Statement on FCC’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report

Privacy Must Keep Pace with Evolving Technology

By Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T Vice President of Global Public Policy Consumers rightly expect consistent privacy protections on the internet, no matter what service, device or company is using their data. It sounds simple, but it is increasingly challenging in practice as the amount and variety of online data continues to grow exponentially. And there is… Read more »

Read More Privacy Must Keep Pace with Evolving Technology

The Heart of the Storm

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

I travelled to Houston yesterday with John Donovan and members of his leadership team to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, which was unimaginable. We visited a central office (CO) that was swamped by six feet of water in the middle of a neighborhood where piles of debris flanked the curbs in every direction.… Read more »

Read More The Heart of the Storm

Ensuring an Open Internet while Fostering Innovation and Investment

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Today, AT&T filed reply comments on the FCC’s proposal to restore the longstanding, bipartisan consensus that internet access service is an information service, a status that it enjoyed for all but two of the past 20 years. Opponents of returning internet access service to that status make no attempt to balance the costs and benefits… Read more »

Read More Ensuring an Open Internet while Fostering Innovation and Investment