AT&T Statement on FCC Vote to Restore Internet Freedom

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs: “For more than a decade, under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, AT&T has consistently made clear that we provide broadband service in an open and transparent way.  We do not block websites, nor censor online content, nor… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Utilizing Twilight Towers to Deploy Broadband

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, after more than 15 years of uncertainty around utilizing Twilight Towers for broadband deployment, the FCC is moving forward with a solution that addresses historic preservation concerns while at the same time removing unnecessary regulatory barriers. … Read more »

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More Heat than Light

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

History will remember the day that the FCC acted to adopt a rational and balanced regulatory framework of internet governance.  A day when the FCC Chairman reflected on a debate that was “more heat than light,” on the vital need for investment in broadband infrastructure in the United States and on the dangers of an… Read more »

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A Unique Auction Proposal for 5G Spectrum

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Last month, we blogged that one of several things that must happen for the U.S. to lead in 5G deployment is an auction of spectrum in the 28 and 37-40 GHz bands. Since then, we have been working with a couple of economists who specialize in auction design and, today, we filed a paper with the… Read more »

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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

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

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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