The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory:

“We commend the FCC for modernizing and streamlining the cellular licensing rules by transitioning from site-by-site to geographic area licensing. The site-by-site cellular licensing regime was put in place more than 30 years ago. By its actions yesterday, the FCC ensures that services in the 800 MHz band will be more aligned with the other commercial wireless mobile services, which are licensed on a geographic basis. In addition, the FCC order will lessen the administrative and paperwork burden on both licensees and Commission staff. We also look forward to prompt action on the companion notice regarding rule changes to allow the use of power spectral density (PSD) to measure power in the cellular band — changes that are urgently needed to support the continuing deployment of LTE services throughout the country.”

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