AT&T Statement on Bipartisan Agreement on Broadband Infrastructure

by AT&T

Attribute the following to John Stankey, AT&T CEO: “We appreciate the bipartisan efforts to reach agreement on critical infrastructure spending, including a proposed $65 billion investment in the country’s broadband future.  While more work needs to be done to ensure funds are spent in a way that is efficient and effective in making broadband more…

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AT&T Statement on Juneteenth National Independence Day

“AT&T applauds today’s enactment by President Biden of Congress’s bill establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday commemorating the end of the evil institution of slavery in the United States. We look forward to celebrating the new holiday, starting initially with a variety of activities for our employees to recognize its meaning and significance.”

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AT&T Statement on Need to Address Current Subsidy Program for Low-Income Americans

Attribute the following to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated shifts in how we communicate and magnified the importance of broadband connectivity for all Americans. We commend FCC Commissioner Carr for his remarks highlighting the urgent need to address the meltdown of the current subsidy program for…

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If You Build It, They Still May Not Come: Thoughts on Digital Literacy and Engagement

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

In the digital divide debate, much of the focus is on solving for two problems – broadband availability and affordability. To be sure, both are essential pieces to any solution that is targeted toward getting 100% of Americans connected. But there is a third leg of the stool that is less well understood and often…

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Defining Broadband
For the 21st Century

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

As we turn the corner on the pandemic, and drive toward economic recovery, delivering broadband connectivity to every home and every farm, in every city and town, large and small, has become a national priority.  Billions of dollars have already been directed to broadband infrastructure and affordability in stimulus legislation, and we anticipate a significant…

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Impact of California ‘Net Neutrality’ Law on Free Data Services

California has enacted a “net neutrality” law banning “sponsored data” services that allowed companies to pay for, or “sponsor,” the data usage of their customers who are also AT&T wireless customers. Unfortunately, under the California law we are now prohibited from providing certain data features to consumers free of charge. Prior to California’s law, sponsored data…

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AT&T to Offer Emergency Broadband Benefit to Customers

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, we are filing our application to participate in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program so we can offer low-income customers additional options for discounted broadband services. We appreciate the Commission’s efforts to move swiftly to implement this program…

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AT&T Statement on Reintroduction of Bipartisan Modern Television Act

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The bipartisan Modern Television Act, which was reintroduced today by Reps. Scalise and Eshoo, recognizes that the decades-old, outdated TV rules are harmful for consumers and desperately require modernization. The number of TV broadcaster blackouts have more than doubled over the…

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AT&T Statement on Justice in Policing Act

Attribute the following to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “With passage of Justice in Policing Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, we urge congressional leaders to come together on these critical issues and pass bipartisan legislation this year. We support and will continue to advocate for solutions to ensure transparency,…

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