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

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

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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The Tale of Three Storms

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

The 2017 hurricane season has been a monster. Three storms engulfed our country, followed by three very extensive yet different recovery and restoration efforts. As the impacted communities struggle to get back on their feet, it’s worth exploring some of the differences. Hurricane Harvey was all about water, and its communications recovery story is all… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “After an eight-year hiatus – during a period when competition in the wireless industry has been red hot – we are pleased that the FCC has again concluded that mobile wireless service is effectively competitive.  As the Commission’s… Read more »

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