Gambling with our 5G Future

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

Today, AT&T is responding to a Request for Information from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that seeks comment on spectrum sharing technologies and leasing arrangements; asks whether the DoD should own and operate its own 5G network; and addresses myriad technical, statutory, legal, regulatory and policy issues associated with new approaches to spectrum sharing.  What’s really…

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AT&T Statement on Bicameral Bill to Open Mid-Band Spectrum for Commercial Use

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, Executive Vice President of Federal Relations, AT&T. “We commend Ranking Member Walden, Ranking Member Latta, Ranking Member Guthrie, Chairman Wicker and Chairman Thune for introducing legislation designating valuable mid-band spectrum to be auctioned for 5G deployment. This legislation follows a letter signed last week by 19 senators…

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FCC Takes Steps to Unleash More Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We applaud the FCC for acting quickly to move this critical mid-band 3.45 GHz spectrum into the marketplace. Following the Administration’s commitment last month to allow for commercial use in the band, the Commission’s actions today set…

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AT&T Statement on
FCC’s 5G Open RAN Forum

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “This forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the critical need for government policies that foster a diverse and secure 5G marketplace through the deployment of open standards-based solutions. We appreciate Chairman Pai’s leadership and we look…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Streamline 5G Builds while Protecting Historic Properties

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “FCC Commissioner Carr has been a driving force behind establishing policies that enable timely and efficient deployment of critical wireless infrastructure for 5G. His leadership in this area has been invaluable and we welcome today’s announcement, which…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Accelerate Deployment of 5G Wireless Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC clarified Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act of 2012 to help speed up the deployment of 5G wireless infrastructure to American consumers and businesses. The COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the need for all Americans to have access to next-generation broadband technologies and…

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AT&T Joins New Policy Coalition to Advance 5G Supply Chain Innovation and Deployment

Today, AT&T joined a coalition to advocate for government policies that promote the adoption of interoperable solutions for further innovation of the 5G supply chain in the Radio Access Network (RAN). Multi-vendor 5G deployments enable a more competitive marketplace and give network operators greater flexibility to draw on the innovations of multiple suppliers to upgrade…

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AT&T Statement on the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Today’s signing of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 is a major victory for national security. This important legislation will help secure American communications networks and ensure a trusted global 5G supply chain. We applaud the Administration…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Efforts to Make C-Band Available for 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s vote is another major step toward unleashing mid-band spectrum for 5G.  Making the C-Band available for mobile flexible use will provide a vital resource for deploying next generation wireless networks and securing U.S. 5G leadership.  We…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Proposal to Unleash C-Band Spectrum for 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We are encouraged that the FCC is taking the next critical step toward making this valuable mid-band spectrum available for mobile flexible use, while at the same time recognizing the critical need to have an orderly and…

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