AT&T Applauds Administration for Commitment to Maintaining U.S. Leadership in 5G

Attribute the following statement to David McAtee, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: “The U.S. leads the world in the deployment of 5G, and we applaud the Administration’s continued commitment to maintaining America’s leadership position.  As the largest investor in U.S. infrastructure for each of the last seven years, AT&T has already deployed…

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AT&T Highlights Efforts to Combat Robocalls at U.S. Department of Justice Industry Forum on Tech Support Fraud

By Bruce Byrd, AT&T Communications Chief Legal Officer (This post originally appeared on Mr. Byrd’s LinkedIn page.) Robocalling in the United States has reached a tipping point. Fraudsters have been using robocalls – or automated phone calls – to scam some of the most vulnerable members of society. These scams are illegal and hurt Americans,…

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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 Senate Confirmation of Redl to Head NTIA

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the Senate confirmation of David Redl to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. David’s vast knowledge and experience developing broadband infrastructure and spectrum policies will be a tremendous benefit for the U.S. economy and consumers. We congratulate…

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Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy for the Entire Internet Ecosystem

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Every day, it seems like there is a yet another news story about some form of cyberattack. Whether it be a consumer data breach or an attempt by a nation state to compromise U.S. critical infrastructure and systems, it can feel like we are under siege. Well, we kind of are. And, as we become…

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AT&T Statement on Nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Commissioner

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “AT&T is pleased that President Trump took action to ensure that the FCC will once again benefit from Jessica Rosenworcel’s considerable intellect. Her service as Commission Staff, Congressional Staff and FCC Commissioner provides a depth of experience…

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AT&T Statement on Chairman Pai’s Renomination to FCC

The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “President Trump’s decision to renominate Chairman Pai to the FCC is a recognition of the tremendous value he brings to the agency. In just a few short weeks, Chairman Pai has demonstrated his commitment to making…

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AT&T Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Name Ajit Pai as New FCC Chairman

The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs: “Today, on his first official day in office, President Trump designated Ajit Pai as the new FCC Chairman. No one is more prepared to reframe the agency to address the needs of this rapidly changing marketplace….

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A Personal Note

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

This week, I am privileged to take over leadership of AT&T’s Federal Regulatory team in AT&T’s DC office. I take the reins from my mentor, boss and friend, Bob Quinn, as he rises to succeed Jim Cicconi, who leaves us for the next chapter of his life and a richly-deserved retirement. This opportunity comes to…

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AT&T Response to White House Action on FCC’s Set-Top Box Proposal

The following may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “Independent regulatory agencies, by law, are supposed to make their decisions based on facts in the public record and not based on politics or pressure from the White House. Unfortunately, just as it did in the Title…

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