AT&T on King, Thompson Public Safety Legislation

Congressman Peter T. King, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson have introduced legislation (H.R. 607) to make more spectrum available to public safety for a nationwide wireless broadband network.  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Chairman King’s and…

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AT&T on National Wireless Initiative

President Obama today unveiled details of the Administration’s National Wireless Initiative, which is designed to bring wireless broadband to at least 98% of Americans.  The following statement may be attributed to John Donovan, AT&T Chief Technology Officer: “President Obama has outlined a comprehensive and aggressive plan that lays the groundwork for bringing wireless broadband to…

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Late to the Party

In a statement yesterday, NAB raised points they thought it important to note.  We think it’s also important to note that in the last four years alone, AT&T paid more than $10 billion simply for the rights to spectrum for our LTE wireless build.  This amount had to be paid before we could even begin…

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Into Thin Air

Like a climb up Mount Everest, finding new spectrum allocations for commercial wireless broadband use is extremely challenging. Those who have spectrum want to keep it, and the low hanging fruit has already been allocated…base camp has been reached. The President, Congress and the FCC have all made it clear that additional spectrum is necessary…

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Getting Real About Spectrum

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

In a town that rarely sees agreement, there is now broad consensus regarding U.S. wireless broadband demand trends and the need to ensure that America keeps pace with the global wireless revolution.  And almost everyone agrees that the key component to meeting exploding consumer demand for wireless data services is more spectrum.  Almost everyone, that…

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Privacy in a Mobilized World

It’s National Data Privacy Day and what better way to celebrate than to look at the progress on privacy made yesterday by our friends at GSMA – the association representing the worldwide mobile communications industry.  We have been pleased to work with the GSMA folks and other industry members to develop a set of universal…

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Raising Our Game in Cyberspace

Last week, AT&T’s Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso delivered a lively keynote on cybersecurity at the State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C.  If you weren’t able to attend in person, check out these video clips from his speech. Are we all a security risk? Here’s Ed addressing how we…

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AT&T Statement on Chairman Rockefeller’s Public Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, reintroduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act (S. 28).  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations: “Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a…

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