AT&T Applauds Senators for Advancing the Bipartisan IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We applaud Senators Warner, Gardner, Hassan and Daines for their leadership on Internet of Things (IoT) security, and their work in advancing the bipartisan IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 to further strengthen our Nation’s defenses against cyber attacks.  AT&T is committed…

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AT&T Supports the Bipartisan Modern Television Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Congress today begins a reboot of the rules governing the video and television marketplace.  With the bipartisan introduction of the Modern Television Act of 2019, Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) recognize that the nearly 30-year-old TV rules…

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AT&T Highlights Efforts to Combat Robocalls at U.S. DOJ 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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AT&T Statement on TRACED Act, Legislation to Help Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to giving consumers the very best tools to combat illegal robocalls. We also are supportive of collaborative efforts in the fight against these unwanted calls. To that end, we look forward to working with Senators Thune and Markey on this important…

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FirstNet’s Security, Reliability
Should Not Be Sacrificed

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The Colorado Public Safety Broadband Governing Body recently submitted comments to the FCC seeking “clarification concerning the guidelines and requirements for interoperability and roaming between the NPSBN and commercial wireless carriers.” Colorado withdrew those comments, and for good reason – these issues have been clearly addressed.  But as FirstNet builds momentum, it may be worth…

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AT&T Statement on Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2018

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The video marketplace has outgrown the 1992 Cable Act. Consumers watch, create and interact with video whenever and wherever they want it. Majority Whip Scalise’s bill recognizes this and appropriately sunsets a decades-old video law that makes no sense today….

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AT&T Reiterates Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Open Internet

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to an open internet and has been for the entirety of this decades-long debate. While Congress discusses a Congressional Review Act resolution, we reiterate our call for actual bipartisan legislation that applies to all internet companies and…

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Let’s Take Action and Enact a Federal Consumer Bill of Rights

So, today is another “Day of Action” for net neutrality advocates across the United States.  We are supporting today’s Day of Action just as we did last summer’s Day of Action.  But also like last summer, we support real action – actual legislation from Congress that places the pillars of net neutrality into law and applies…

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AT&T Statement on Introduction of AIRWAVES Act in U.S. House

House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Vice Chair Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) have introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the introduction of the AIRWAVES Act in the House…

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