Bringing America’s Classrooms Into the Digital Age

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, we filed comments in the FCC’s proceeding to modernize the E-rate program to meet President Obama’s goal of bringing broadband to every classroom in America. We fully support this goal and we look forward to working with the Commission to make it happen. The current structure of the E-rate program does not reflect the…

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Spectrum Sharing Models above 3 GHz

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

AT&T and Google have filed a joint letter regarding the FCC’s innovative proposal to use the 3550-3650 MHz band as a way to promote major advances in spectrum sharing and small cells deployment, including “micro cells” and “het-nets.” The 3.5 GHz band, which is presently occupied by federal government radar systems, represents a significant and unique opportunity to experiment with spectrum…

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AT&T Statement on O’Rielly FCC Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama announced yesterday his intent to nominate Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “We are delighted that President Obama announced that he intends to nominate Michael O’Rielly to serve as FCC Commissioner.  He will bring extensive public service experience,…

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AT&T Statement on Nomination of Tom Wheeler for Chairman of FCC

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation today approved the nomination of Tom Wheeler for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “We commend the Senate Commerce Committee for voting to approve Tom Wheeler to become Chairman of the FCC.  Mr….

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AT&T Response to the White House Announcement on Broadband and Spectrum Policy

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “Today’s announcement by the White House is important not just for the initiatives it lays out, but for the clear policy direction it sets.  We commend the White House for recognizing the enormous progress in US broadband deployment, wireless in particular, and for their commitment to…

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AT&T Response to President Obama’s ConnectED Plan

Please attribute the following statement to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “We’re excited about the President’s proposals.  AT&T has been very involved in tackling problems confronting our educational system, and we believe ensuring every child has access to robust broadband connections in their school would be a major step.  AT&T is ready to do…

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AT&T Statement on Sen. Schumer’s Bill to Deter the Theft of Wireless Devices

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has reintroduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act, which would make it a federal crime to tamper with the unique identification number (IMEI) of a wireless device.  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “AT&T applauds Senator Schumer for…

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AT&T Statement on Sepulveda Ambassador Nomination

Please attribute the following to Len Cali, AT&T Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy:  “On behalf of AT&T I want to congratulate Danny Sepulveda for his nomination to become Ambassador for International Communications and Information Policy. We have had the pleasure of working with Danny on many important issues, and he possesses the experience,…

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AT&T Statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Cybersecurity is a critically important issue for American consumers, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. AT&T supports the ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,’ bi-partisan legislation which provides legal certainty for the sharing of information on cyber threats as a part…

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Exploring All Available Tools

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

AT&T is pleased to have recently joined into an MOU with our fellow carriers, Verizon and T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Defense to test the viability of sharing 95 MHz of spectrum that is currently used by DoD and other federal agencies.  This spectrum is located in the 1755 to 1850 MHz spectrum band, which…

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