A Broad Consensus for Federal Privacy Legislation

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of representing AT&T at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing examining safeguards for consumer data privacy. AT&T has long supported comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect consumers and give businesses clear and consistent guidelines on the collection and use of consumer data. I was gratified to hear a growing consensus…

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FCC Takes Next Step to Further Strengthen U.S Lead in 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC took the next step to further strengthen the United States’ lead in the race to 5G by adopting a framework for permitting and fees that will foster more widespread and robust infrastructure investment.  Today’s…

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Girl Power

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

I am a huge fan of Girls Who Code — an organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology one girl at a time.  Each summer, AT&T hosts a GWC cohort at a number of locations across the country, including in the DC office.  And every summer I’m given the honor of spending time…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 worth…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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