AT&T Statement on Kari’s Law/ RAY BAUM’S Act Report and Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal & State External Affairs: “AT&T applauds the FCC for taking additional steps to make emergency services more easily accessible from privately-managed telephone systems used by hotels and other large businesses, and also to help better locate 911 callers through the use…

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AT&T Statement on Promoting Telehealth in Rural America

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s efforts to streamline the Rural Health Care Program and prevent waste, fraud and abuse. These steps will offer much needed transparency to the process, helping rural healthcare providers maintain the integrity of the…

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AT&T Statement on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and Digital Opportunity Data Collection

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal & State External Affairs: “Ensuring rural Americans have access to broadband is one of the most important policy goals of our time. AT&T shares the Commission’s commitment to getting the job done. We are proud to already be offering broadband to…

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A WiFi Router, a Soup Can and an Extension Cord Walk into a Bar…

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I am sure you have heard many versions of the “walk into a bar” joke, but these three characters, once they get together, can cause some real damage to our critical communications networks, such as preventing a 9-1-1 call from going through. Let me explain. The Federal Communications Commission last fall opened a proceeding to…

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AT&T Applauds Administration for Commitment to Maintaining U.S. Leadership in 5G

Attribute the following statement to David McAtee, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: “The U.S. leads the world in the deployment of 5G, and we applaud the Administration’s continued commitment to maintaining America’s leadership position.  As the largest investor in U.S. infrastructure for each of the last seven years, AT&T has already deployed…

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AT&T Highlights Efforts to Combat Robocalls at U.S. DOJ Industry Forum on Tech Support Fraud

By Bruce Byrd, AT&T Communications Chief Legal Officer (This post originally appeared on Mr. Byrd’s LinkedIn page.) Robocalling in the United States has reached a tipping point. Fraudsters have been using robocalls – or automated phone calls – to scam some of the most vulnerable members of society. These scams are illegal and hurt Americans,…

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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…

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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…

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FCC Continues to Move Forward to Unleash Critical Spectrum

The following may be attributed Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “We are pleased the FCC is moving forward on unlocking the full potential of this vitally important spectrum.  Commissioner O’Rielly’s leadership on this issue has proven instrumental in reaching a path forward on outstanding issues.  We look forward…

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Bold BDS Order Borne Out in Business Fiber Growth Statistics

by Caroline Van Wie

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s new Business Data Services (BDS) regime. As you may recall, in April of last year, the FCC took the bold step of reforming the BDS rules. With this action, the Commission cleared the underbrush of unnecessary and…

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