The State of Play of 5G – Where We Are on Deployment, Standards, Security

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last month, I blogged about the opportunity I had to attend the White House 5G Summit and the broad acknowledgement by the Administration and fellow participants of the importance that the United States win the race to 5G. But, in order to do so, there needs to be a commitment to removing barriers to deployment,… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Changes to 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The Commission’s Order on the 3.5 GHz band are welcomed changes that will increase the incentives for investment in auctioned licenses without affecting small providers or General Authorized Access to the band.  These are targeted and sensible… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Actions to Unleash Spectrum, Promote Investment

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The FCC’s ongoing efforts to make additional spectrum available to support next-generation 5G services is essential. The 3.7-4.2 GHz band could play a key role in providing the broad coverage capabilities necessary to bring the promise of… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Promoting Wireline Infrastructure Investment

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes another step in the right direction toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. Today’s ruling, the second in less than a year,… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Curb Toll Free Arbitrage and Fraud

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “For too long, intercarrier compensation arbitrage, fraud and inefficiencies have driven illegitimate gains, including from the proliferation of unlawful robocalls to toll free numbers.  In 2011, the Commission acted to reform call termination by beginning the transition… Read more »

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AT&T Reiterates Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Open Internet

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to an open internet and has been for the entirety of this decades-long debate. While Congress discusses a Congressional Review Act resolution, we reiterate our call for actual bipartisan legislation that applies to all internet companies and… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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