The RDOF Auction Results and Implications for U.S. Broadband Policy

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

The preliminary results of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction are now public and while it is a long road from auction results to authorization of funding to actual deployment, the results have significant implications for U.S. broadband policy.  The locations covered in the Phase I auction represent the rural locations that are…

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FCC Takes Steps to Eliminate Barriers to Broadband Investments

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations:   “We are pleased that the FCC has adopted the compromise framework to reform network unbundling rules, which has broad support across the industry. We all recognize that that the global pandemic has brought to the forefront the critical need…

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FCC Unleashes More Funds for 5G; Commits to Utilizing Better Broadband Maps to Distribute Support

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, the FCC adopted a 5G Mobility Fund order that advances the Commission’s goals of closing the digital divide and making advanced wireless services available to more Americans.  We commend Chairman Pai for making more funds available for 5G investment….

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U.S. Consumers Big Winners as FCC Affirms Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “Today, the FCC has addressed the narrow questions identified by the D.C. Circuit as part of its decision last year to uphold the Commission’s 2017 framework to ensure an open internet for consumers. The Court’s decision affirmed internet service providers’…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Streamline 5G Builds while Protecting Historic Properties

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “FCC Commissioner Carr has been a driving force behind establishing policies that enable timely and efficient deployment of critical wireless infrastructure for 5G. His leadership in this area has been invaluable and we welcome today’s announcement, which…

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AT&T Applauds Passage of US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “AT&T commends the White House, Members of Congress, Ambassador Lighthizer and the Staff of the Office of the United States Trade Representative on passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). “We fully support this critical trade agreement, which will enable…

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AT&T Statement on USMCA Bipartisan Agreement

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T applauds the White House, the United States Trade Representative, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Neal for their tremendous work and dedication to reach a bipartisan agreement on USMCA.  This effort to modernize digital trade rules has far reaching implications for…

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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 Statement on FCC Action to Eliminate Outdated Regulations

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “AT&T welcomes the FCC’s decision to eliminate regulations that have long outlived their intended purpose.  Rules surrounding the long-distance telephone market no longer foster competition or protect consumers. The Commission rightly recognizes the dramatic changes that have…

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