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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AT&T Statement on Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2018

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The video marketplace has outgrown the 1992 Cable Act. Consumers watch, create and interact with video whenever and wherever they want it. Majority Whip Scalise’s bill recognizes this and appropriately sunsets a decades-old video law that makes no sense today….

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Actions to Unleash Spectrum, Promote Investment

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The FCC’s ongoing efforts to make additional spectrum available to support next-generation 5G services is essential. The 3.7-4.2 GHz band could play a key role in providing the broad coverage capabilities necessary to bring the promise of…

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AT&T Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Accelerate 5G Deployment

The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “AT&T commends Senators John Thune and Brian Schatz for their bipartisan leadership in tackling important issues to modernize our Nation’s mobile broadband infrastructure. “With this legislation, the Senate is taking a step in the right direction to maintain our leadership in…

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AT&T Statement on Unleashing Spectrum Frontiers for 5G Connectivity

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “As we move closer to auctions later this year, the FCC is taking important steps to establish performance and operability requirements for mmWave spectrum. Making additional mmW spectrum available for flexible wireless use will play a…

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AT&T Statement on Promoting Wireline Infrastructure Investment

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes another step in the right direction toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. Today’s ruling, the second in less than a year,…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Curb Toll Free Arbitrage and Fraud

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “For too long, intercarrier compensation arbitrage, fraud and inefficiencies have driven illegitimate gains, including from the proliferation of unlawful robocalls to toll free numbers.  In 2011, the Commission acted to reform call termination by beginning the transition…

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A United Front
Against a Global Threat

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

This morning, I’m speaking on a panel at USTelecom’s Cybersecurity Policy Forum about the recently released joint U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats. The report, which stemmed from the President’s May…

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Against a Global Threat