Progress on the C-Band

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The FCC under Chairman Pai has been focused intensely on establishing and maintaining U.S. leadership in the deployment of 5G networks.   Chairman Pai’s 5G FAST Plan, which outlined a comprehensive strategy on 5G, included as a cornerstone the reallocation of essential 5G spectrum, including low-, mid- and high-band allocations. On high-band opportunities, the FCC has…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Protect VoIP Services from Discriminatory Fees

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the Commission’s action today to protect VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services from discriminatory treatment. Today, the FCC confirmed that 911 charges for VoIP customers must be comparable for consumers purchasing traditional telephone services, further…

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AT&T Statement on Auction Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s Public Notice is the culmination of more than four years of hard work by the FCC to make the 3.5 GHz band available for shared use by federal, non-federal and unlicensed users. Through a unique, three-tiered…

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AT&T Commends FCC for Creating Connected Care Pilot Program

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T has a long history connecting patients, doctors and providers and we fully support the FCC’s efforts to help expand telehealth services to as many Americans as possible.  The Commission should be commended for leaning in on…

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AT&T Statement on 39 GHz Spectrum Auction and the Rollout of 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “A successful 39 GHz auction is critical to the FCC’s Spectrum Frontiers initiative and the rollout of 5G in the United States. This is the largest amount of contiguous spectrum available to wireless carriers for flexible use…

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The State of Play of 5G – Where We Are on Deployment, Standards, Security

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last month, I blogged about the opportunity I had to attend the White House 5G Summit and the broad acknowledgement by the Administration and fellow participants of the importance that the United States win the race to 5G. But, in order to do so, there needs to be a commitment to removing barriers to deployment,…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Changes to 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The Commission’s Order on the 3.5 GHz band are welcomed changes that will increase the incentives for investment in auctioned licenses without affecting small providers or General Authorized Access to the band.  These are targeted and sensible…

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AT&T Statement on Proposal to Allow Unlicensed Use of 6 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Expanding broadband services to more Americans is one of AT&T’s highest priorities, and we appreciate the Commission’s efforts to promote broader and more efficient use of spectrum to reach this goal.  We look forward to commenting on…

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