AT&T Statement on Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020

Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020 (S. 3717), legislation requiring the information technology systems used by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to be upgraded. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration plays an…

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AT&T Statement on the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Today’s signing of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 is a major victory for national security. This important legislation will help secure American communications networks and ensure a trusted global 5G supply chain. We applaud the Administration…

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AT&T Statement on Pallone-Thune TRACED Act: Legislation to Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We applaud Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden, Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Markey for putting consumers first and working together on targeted legislation to help combat robocalls.  Fighting the scourge of robocalls is a constantly evolving challenge and we greatly…

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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 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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