Let’s Take Action and Enact a Federal Consumer Bill of Rights

by Bob Quinn

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

So, today is another “Day of Action” for net neutrality advocates across the United States.  We are supporting today’s Day of Action just as we did last summer’s Day of Action.  But also like last summer, we support real action – actual legislation from Congress that places the pillars of net neutrality into law and applies…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Eliminate Obsolete Payphone Reporting Requirements

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “AT&T appreciates the FCC’s ongoing efforts to remove inefficient and obsolete regulatory obligations.  As mobile communications have largely supplanted the once ubiquitous payphone, use of payphones and compensation to Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) has precipitously declined.  The…

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Leaning Toward our 5G Future

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

A few weeks ago, AT&T planted a flag in the 5G ground by announcing our intent to be the first U.S. company to introduce mobile 5G service in the U.S.  We are targeting a dozen markets to roll out mobile 5G service by late 2018.  With 5G, we are building the technology infrastructure that will…

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AT&T Statement on Introduction of AIRWAVES Act in U.S. House

House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Vice Chair Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) have introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the introduction of the AIRWAVES Act in the House…

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AT&T Statement on FCC
Wireless Emergency Alert Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s goal to improve the effectiveness of the wireless emergency alert (WEA) system by enhancing the ability of public officials to more narrowly target the intended recipients of alerts. The system modifications required to…

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Wireless Emergency Alert Order

With Tax Reform, AT&T Plans to Increase U.S. Capital Spending $1 Billion and Provide $1,000 Special Bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. Employees

Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T* plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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