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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Eliminate Outdated Regulations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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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,…

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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…

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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 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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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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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…

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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,…

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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…

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