Broadband Connectivity
During the Age of COVID-19

by Ed Gillespie

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

As we continue to navigate broadband during the Age of COVID-19, it is important to take stock of what has worked well, what hasn’t and what action we need to take to ensure a prosperous future for all Americans. Let’s start with what’s working.  By all accounts, the broadband networks we all depended on to…

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During the Age of COVID-19

AT&T Statement on Rural
Digital Opportunity Fund

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T is committed to helping close the digital divide and ensuring that consumers across the U.S. can reap the benefits of broadband.  We applaud the Commission for making targeted changes to the original proposal that should help…

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Digital Opportunity Fund

AT&T Statement on Passage of Legislation to Improve U.S. Broadband Mapping

In passing S.1822, the Broadband DATA Act, the Senate continued the bipartisan efforts of the House, which passed H.R. 4229, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (Broadband DATA Act), and H.R. 4227, the Mapping Accuracy Promotion Services Act (MAPS Act), earlier this week.  The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive…

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AT&T Statement on 5G Spectrum Act

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The U.S. leads the world in the deployment of 5G, and we applaud Senators Roger Wicker and John Thune for their commitment to maintaining America’s leadership position. Coupled with the FCC’s announcement yesterday, the 5G Spectrum Act will ensure that…

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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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