AT&T Statement on FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Tomorrow, the FCC will release a draft order that will bring to an end this country’s brief and ill-conceived experiment with heavy-handed regulation of the internet.  Abandoning decades of prudent, bipartisan regulatory restraint, the Wheeler FCC took the…

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AT&T Statement on Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Facilities

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes significant steps toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. The ruling removes or modifies rules that have slowed a provider’s ability to retire…

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The FCC is on a Spectrum Roll

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on an item that allocates 1.7 GHz of radio spectrum to be used for 5th Generation (5G) wireless broadband services. Two spectrum bands will be allocated providing 700 MHz in the 24 GHz band and 1 GHz in the 47 GHz band. A year ago, the FCC allocated 11.65 GHz…

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AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s Senate vote to confirm Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai for a new term is a welcomed and wise decision. Chairman Pai has shown tremendous leadership during his short tenure as head of the FCC….

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Ensuring an Open Internet while Fostering Innovation and Investment

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Today, AT&T filed reply comments on the FCC’s proposal to restore the longstanding, bipartisan consensus that internet access service is an information service, a status that it enjoyed for all but two of the past 20 years. Opponents of returning internet access service to that status make no attempt to balance the costs and benefits…

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AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of Rosenworcel, Carr to FCC

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “I want to congratulate Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel on their Senate confirmations to the FCC, which complete a deep bench of talent and expertise at the agency. Both are dedicated and respected public officials. Consumers and our industry will…

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When the Earth, Sun and Moon Align: Are we Witnessing Momentum for Legislation?

by Tim McKone

Executive Vice President of Federal Relations

This morning, Chairman Walden announced his intent for his Committee to hold a hearing on net neutrality in September, inviting companies from across the internet ecosystem to help craft a sustainable legislative solution.  Chairman Walden observed rightly that almost everyone is in agreement about fundamental open internet principles to prevent anti-competitive behavior such as throttling…

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Why We’re Joining the ‘Day of Action’ in Support of an Open Internet

by Bob Quinn

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

Tomorrow, AT&T will join the “Day of Action” for preserving and advancing an open internet. This may seem like an anomaly to many people who might question why AT&T is joining with those who have differing viewpoints on how to ensure an open and free internet. But that’s exactly the point – we all agree…

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