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…

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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…

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AT&T Commends FCC for Taking Bold Steps to Facilitate Deployment of Critical Wireless Broadband Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “With today’s order, the FCC once again is taking the right steps to put America on pace to be the 5G leader of the world. This order will modernize the environmental and historic preservation rules that were drafted…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Efforts to Remove Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “Commissioner Carr has done a tremendous job leading the charge to address the outdated, unnecessary and costly regulations that do nothing but stand in the way of wireless broadband deployment. The environmental and historic preservation rules the commission…

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With Tax Reform, AT&T Plans to Increase U.S. Capital Spending $1 Billion and Provide $1,000 Special Bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. Employees

Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T* plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Vote to Restore Internet Freedom

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs: “For more than a decade, under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, AT&T has consistently made clear that we provide broadband service in an open and transparent way.  We do not block websites, nor censor online content, nor…

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Utilizing Twilight Towers to Deploy Broadband

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, after more than 15 years of uncertainty around utilizing Twilight Towers for broadband deployment, the FCC is moving forward with a solution that addresses historic preservation concerns while at the same time removing unnecessary regulatory barriers. …

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AT&T Reiterates Commitment to Step Up U.S. Investment if Competitive Tax Rate Enacted

DALLAS, November 16, 2017 — In recognition of today’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the first meaningful tax reform in decades, AT&T reiterated its commitment to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018, if the House bill is signed into law. “A permanent corporate tax rate of 20%…

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AT&T Statement on
Proposed Tax Bill

The following is attributed to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “Comprehensive tax reform with competitive business tax rates will ensure lasting economic growth, investment and job creation.  We are very encouraged by the legislation introduced today in the U.S. House that proposes a permanent 20 percent corporate tax rate. We look forward to working with…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Proposal to Promote Investment in the 3.5 GHz Spectrum Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will help speed up the rollout of 5G broadband by paving the way for critical investment in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.  This mid-band spectrum is intended…

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