AT&T Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Net Neutrality Decision

Attribute the following statement to AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel David R. McAtee II:  “Today, the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC’s 2017 decision to pursue a market-based, ‘light-touch’ policy for governing the internet — an approach that relies on Title I of the Act as opposed to the utility-style regulation under Title…

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AT&T Statement on Promoting Telehealth in Rural America

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s efforts to streamline the Rural Health Care Program and prevent waste, fraud and abuse. These steps will offer much needed transparency to the process, helping rural healthcare providers maintain the integrity of the…

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AT&T Statement on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and Digital Opportunity Data Collection

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal & State External Affairs: “Ensuring rural Americans have access to broadband is one of the most important policy goals of our time. AT&T shares the Commission’s commitment to getting the job done. We are proud to already be offering broadband to…

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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 Statement on SPEED Act, Legislation to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T greatly appreciates the efforts of Senators Wicker and Cortez Masto to help facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure. The SPEED Act, which aims to streamline the permitting process on public rights-of-way, will go a long way in removing unnecessary…

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AT&T Statement on FirstNet and Alternative State Deployment Plans

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “AT&T commends the FCC for moving quickly to adopt a FirstNet order, which paves the way for meaningful and in-depth Commission review of any alternative state deployment plans.  It is critical to our nation’s first responders that states that propose…

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The Real Debate Over The Open Internet

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Yesterday, Chairman Pai announced that he would open a proceeding to revisit the question of whether Congress directed the FCC to regulate the internet using the regulatory framework adopted in 1934 for the monopoly-era telephone networks. To be clear, this proceeding is not about whether the open internet will continue to be protected and preserved….

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “Today, the FCC takes bold steps toward speeding the deployment of small cell technologies, setting the stage for 5G innovation and deployment.  The notice of proposed rulemaking adopted today asks critical questions about how to remove excessive regulatory burdens when…

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Maximizing Investment (and Jobs) In Broadband Networks

By Dave Talbott, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory It was back in 2012 when AT&T first proposed to the FCC a path for consumers, businesses, government and telecom providers to transition from last century’s telephone services to this century’s broadband services relying on wireless and Internet Protocol (IP) technology.  As part of that discussion,…

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