Moving Forward with MF-II in Support of Rural Broadband

By Mary L. Henze, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory The Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) auction promises to redirect billions of dollars to improving rural mobile broadband service – dollars that can fundamentally change broadband connectivity for rural communities.   In preparation for the auction, the FCC recently released an initial map of the… Read more »

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AT&T Commends FCC for Taking Bold Steps to Facilitate Deployment of Critical Wireless Broadband Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “With today’s order, the FCC once again is taking the right steps to put America on pace to be the 5G leader of the world. This order will modernize the environmental and historic preservation rules that were drafted… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Remove Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “Commissioner Carr has done a tremendous job leading the charge to address the outdated, unnecessary and costly regulations that do nothing but stand in the way of wireless broadband deployment. The environmental and historic preservation rules the commission… Read more »

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

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

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… Read more »

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Leaning Toward our 5G Future

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

A few weeks ago, AT&T planted a flag in the 5G ground by announcing our intent to be the first U.S. company to introduce mobile 5G service in the U.S.  We are targeting a dozen markets to roll out mobile 5G service by late 2018.  With 5G, we are building the technology infrastructure that will… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Vote to Restore Internet Freedom

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs: “For more than a decade, under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, AT&T has consistently made clear that we provide broadband service in an open and transparent way.  We do not block websites, nor censor online content, nor… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Utilizing Twilight Towers to Deploy Broadband

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, after more than 15 years of uncertainty around utilizing Twilight Towers for broadband deployment, the FCC is moving forward with a solution that addresses historic preservation concerns while at the same time removing unnecessary regulatory barriers. … Read more »

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More Heat than Light

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

History will remember the day that the FCC acted to adopt a rational and balanced regulatory framework of internet governance.  A day when the FCC Chairman reflected on a debate that was “more heat than light,” on the vital need for investment in broadband infrastructure in the United States and on the dangers of an… Read more »

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A Unique Auction Proposal for 5G Spectrum

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Last month, we blogged that one of several things that must happen for the U.S. to lead in 5G deployment is an auction of spectrum in the 28 and 37-40 GHz bands. Since then, we have been working with a couple of economists who specialize in auction design and, today, we filed a paper with the… Read more »

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