AT&T Statement on Rural
Digital Opportunity Fund

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T is committed to helping close the digital divide and ensuring that consumers across the U.S. can reap the benefits of broadband.  We applaud the Commission for making targeted changes to the original proposal that should help…

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AT&T Statement on Passage of Legislation to Improve U.S. Broadband Mapping

In passing S.1822, the Broadband DATA Act, the Senate continued the bipartisan efforts of the House, which passed H.R. 4229, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (Broadband DATA Act), and H.R. 4227, the Mapping Accuracy Promotion Services Act (MAPS Act), earlier this week.  The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive…

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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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STELAR Lapses, Local Broadcaster Monopoly Pricing Doesn’t

On Tuesday, the House passed the Television Viewer Protection Act and the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019, which contain satellite TV-related provisions. The Senate is expected to pass the same provisions no later than tomorrow. The following may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External &…

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AT&T Statement on Creation of Dedicated Suicide Hotline

The following may be attributed Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We support the Commission’s proposal to develop a feasible and effective designated dialing code for access to suicide prevention and mental health crisis intervention services, which will help save lives, and we look forward to participating in the…

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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 Statement on FCC Ruling Condemning Broadcast Station Groups’ Anti-Consumer Behavior

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “Today’s FCC ruling that the broadcast station groups’ behavior was a violation of its rules shows again that the entire retransmission consent process is broken and demands immediate reform. This was clearly one of the more egregious examples of how broadcasters routinely hold consumers hostage into…

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AT&T Applauds FCC Action to Curb Intercarrier Compensation Schemes

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T has long supported the FCC’s efforts to combat schemes that game the intercarrier compensation system and drive up consumer costs, skewing the marketplace for legitimate voice services. We applaud the FCC’s decision today and look forward…

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AT&T Offers Support for State Attorneys General Principles to Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs for AT&T Communications: “The fight against the scourge of illegal robocalls requires all hands on deck, and we welcome and appreciate the support of the state attorneys general. The NAAG principles align with much of what AT&T is…

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