AT&T Reiterates Commitment to an Open Internet

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “As the FCC’s open internet order takes effect today, two things will remain unchanged. First, the internet will continue to function just as it did yesterday, empowering this generation and those that follow with robust access to… Read more »

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A Bright Light in
Chicago’s South Side

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The AT&T team had the privilege a few weeks ago of visiting St. Sabina, an African American faith community on Chicago’s South Side. The Church, which is led by Father Mike Pfleger, espouses the credo to live as believers and doers of the Word so that when church disciples pass thru the church doors theyRead More A Bright Light in
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AT&T Statement on FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

Today, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that she would be stepping down from the Commission. The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “Since joining the FCC nearly a decade ago, Commissioner Clyburn has demonstrated an abiding and admirable commitment to public service. She leaves a… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC
Wireless Emergency Alert Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s goal to improve the effectiveness of the wireless emergency alert (WEA) system by enhancing the ability of public officials to more narrowly target the intended recipients of alerts. The system modifications required toRead More AT&T Statement on FCC
Wireless Emergency Alert Order

With Tax Reform, AT&T Plans to Increase U.S. Capital Spending $1 Billion and Provide $1,000 Special Bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. Employees

Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T* plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than… Read more »

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Half a Century Later – An Alternative to TTY

By Linda Vandeloop, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory In the 1960’s, TTY was first introduced.  At the time, it was revolutionary.  People who were deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or had a speech disability could finally communicate with friends, family and 911 operators – either directly in a TTY-to-TTY session, or indirectly through… Read more »

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Reports of the Internet’s Impending Death are Grossly Exaggerated

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

Over the past week, there has been a lot written about what happens to the internet assuming the FCC adopts the proposed order, circulated last Wednesday, at its next scheduled open meeting.  I would suggest that most of what has been written falls in the category of misinformation and rhetorical excess.  I thought I might… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Proposal to Promote Investment in the 3.5 GHz Spectrum Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will help speed up the rollout of 5G broadband by paving the way for critical investment in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.  This mid-band spectrum is intended… Read more »

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Responding to Disasters – Answering the Call in PR, USVI and CA

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

It’s been two weeks since I wrote a blog detailing the impact the 2017 hurricane season has had on our network and facilities, and why the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Maria in particular has made restoring the communications infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands such an enormous challenge. Since that time… Read more »

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