Broadband Connectivity
During the Age of COVID-19

by Ed Gillespie

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

As we continue to navigate broadband during the Age of COVID-19, it is important to take stock of what has worked well, what hasn’t and what action we need to take to ensure a prosperous future for all Americans. Let’s start with what’s working.  By all accounts, the broadband networks we all depended on to…

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During the Age of COVID-19

AT&T Statement on Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020

Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020 (S. 3717), legislation requiring the information technology systems used by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to be upgraded. The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration plays an…

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AT&T Joins New Policy Coalition to Advance 5G Supply Chain Innovation and Deployment

Today, AT&T joined a coalition to advocate for government policies that promote the adoption of interoperable solutions for further innovation of the 5G supply chain in the Radio Access Network (RAN). Multi-vendor 5G deployments enable a more competitive marketplace and give network operators greater flexibility to draw on the innovations of multiple suppliers to upgrade…

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AT&T Statement on Renomination of FCC Commissioner O’Rielly

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We are delighted that the Administration has renominated FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly for another five-year term. Consumers and our industry have been and will continue to be served by his commitment to strengthening America’s communications infrastructure. His…

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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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AT&T is Leading the U.S. and the World on Mobile 5G

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the White House 5G Summit. The event was focused on discussing issues such as 5G deployment, spectrum and standards that will enable the U.S. to win the race on 5G. Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, discussed figures released by CTIA and Accenture estimating that…

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FCC Takes Next Step to Further Strengthen U.S Lead in 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC took the next step to further strengthen the United States’ lead in the race to 5G by adopting a framework for permitting and fees that will foster more widespread and robust infrastructure investment.  Today’s…

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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…

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf: Private Industry from a Legal Intern’s Perspective

By AT&T 2018 D.C. Summer Interns Kasey McGee and Sarah Rippy (The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the student authors and are not attributable to AT&T) Coming up the elevator the first day, we were unsure of what to expect. Would AT&T be as flashy and shiny as we anticipated? Were…

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