AT&T Statement on FCC Effort to Combat ‘Spoofed’ Calls to Consumers

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s efforts and rigorous approach to fighting illegal and unwanted calls. Today’s notice of proposed rulemaking targets caller ID spoofing by, among other proposals, covering more types of communications and expanding the Commission’s reach… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Legislation to Help Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to giving consumers the very best tools to combat illegal robocalls. We also are supportive of collaborative efforts in the fight against these unwanted calls. To that end, we look forward to working with Senators Thune and Markey on this important… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Senate Approval of Commissioner Carr and Geoffrey Starks to FCC

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved the nominations of Commissioner Brendan Carr to a second term and Geoffrey Starks as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs. “The approval of Commissioner Carr for a second term at… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Protect Consumers from Spam and Robotexts

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T takes very seriously our commitment to protect consumers from unwanted text messages, and this is why we strongly support today’s declaratory ruling. This action empowers wireless providers to continue to protect consumers from spam and robotexts,… Read more »

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AT&T Commends FCC Efforts to Combat Robocalling

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We appreciate the FCC’s ongoing commitment to combat robocalling. Today’s order provides another layer of protection for consumers against unwanted calls and correctly establishes a safe harbor for calls inadvertently made to a reassigned number. AT&T has… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Proposals to Empower Next Generation of Satellite Services

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “This week, the FCC adopted proposals that modify its rules to streamline satellite licensing procedures, provide access for new satellite services, and minimize orbital debris while also recognizing the importance of protecting existing services. The Commission’s actions strike… Read more »

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A Broad Consensus for Federal Privacy Legislation

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of representing AT&T at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing examining safeguards for consumer data privacy. AT&T has long supported comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect consumers and give businesses clear and consistent guidelines on the collection and use of consumer data. I was gratified to hear a growing consensus… Read more »

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Cops on the Convergence Beat: 21st Century Rules to Protect Consumers Online

By Betsy Brady, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Federal Relations Next month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will kick off its planned Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.  The timing is auspicious.  Now that the FTC once again oversees the entire internet ecosystem, including broadband internet service providers (ISPs), it should… Read more »

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Expanding the Reach of Connected Care Technologies

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

At its August Open Meeting later this week, the FCC will vote on a Notice of Inquiry into developing a “Connected Care Pilot Program.”  This program would promote connecting telehealth services to low-income consumers and veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas, through broadband-enabled healthcare services delivered outside the scope of traditional healthcare facilities,… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2018

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The video marketplace has outgrown the 1992 Cable Act. Consumers watch, create and interact with video whenever and wherever they want it. Majority Whip Scalise’s bill recognizes this and appropriately sunsets a decades-old video law that makes no sense today.… Read more »

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