AT&T Statement on FCC’s Text-to-911 FNPRM

Please attribute the following to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: “The FCC’s action today to take further comment on text-to-911 is an important first step towards addressing how public safety obligations will be melded into new and emerging communications technologies. These new services are replacing the POTS…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force

Attribute the following to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: “Today’s announcement by the FCC to appoint a Technology Task Force to modernize its rules for the transition of traditionally regulated services to applications that ride on an IP broadband infrastructure is welcome news.  As AT&T pointed out…

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AT&T Statement on Voluntary Text-to-911 Agreement

Attribute the following to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: “At AT&T, the safety of our customers is a top priority.  We are in the process of launching a standards-based trial service for text-to-911 in the state of Tennessee and expect industry standards to be finalized in early…

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The Power of Licensed Spectrum

by Joan Marsh

Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, or PCAST, recently released a Report on “Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth.”  The recommendations contained in the Report were driven by the fact that mobile data volumes continue to grow at an astounding pace, and that responding to this demand…

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AT&T Statement on PCAST Government Spectrum Report

Washington, D.C. – The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) today released a report on government-held spectrum.  The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “While we are still reviewing the PCAST report, we are encouraged by the sustained interest in exploring ways to free up…

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Why a Mandate Won’t Solve the Real Challenges in the Lower 700 MHz Band

by Joan Marsh

Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Today, AT&T will file reply comments with the FCC in a proceeding launched to explore interoperability challenges in the lower 700 MHz spectrum bands.  Amid the noise of the opening round of comments, fundamental facts have emerged that underscore that the proposed elimination of Band 17 would be profoundly poor public policy. First, the proposed interoperability mandate sought…

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Protecting Privacy in a Mobile World

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs

On Friday, we filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on privacy issues in today’s mobile world.  In May, the Commission put out a public notice seeking information on the measures wireless service providers take to protect customers’ information on mobile devices. As the Commission acknowledges, the wireless marketplace today is a far cry…

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Our New Website On Stolen Phone Safety

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security This week, we launched our new website to help better educate our customers on protecting their wireless devices and their personal information.  You might recall that, just a few weeks ago, we joined our fellow wireless carriers, law enforcement, Senator Schumer and Chairman Genachowski…

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Administration Takes Step to Free Up Federal Spectrum for Commercial Use

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released a report outlining how spectrum currently allocated to the U.S Government can be made available for commercial mobile services. The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President-Federal Regulatory: “Today, the NTIA released its report on clearing the path to reallocate 95 MHz…

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Clips from FSF’s Telecom Policy Conference

Jim Cicconi On Tuesday, AT&T’s Jim Cicconi spoke at the Free State Foundation’s Telecom Policy Conference and addressed government regulation of the Internet.  He discussed the steps some international policymakers have taken to impose onerous regulations on the industry.  And while President Obama and his Administration has strongly opposed such measures, the US Government’s policies…

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