FirstNet’s Newest Deployable
Assets are Furry Ones

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

FirstNet®, Built with AT&T is the premier platform in the U.S. for public safety communications, providing first responders dedicated connectivity on a purpose-built, highly secure network to support their communication during everything from major events to disasters to everyday operations. On FirstNet, we make sure first responders have connectivity when and where they need it. Public…

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Assets are Furry Ones

AT&T Statement on Making Network Information Available to Support Public Safety

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations: “We support the FCC’s efforts to allow the sharing of network outage data with both federal and state agencies to help improve critical situational awareness during emergencies. Today’s order will enhance the ability of our public safety partners to…

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Our Response to the Events at the Nation’s Capitol

Attribute the following to John Stankey, AT&T CEO: “We applaud all those who stood strong to thwart an appalling insurrection bent on blocking the peaceful transfer of power following a free and fair election. Freedom, democracy and rule of law are America’s bedrock and must never be usurped. We congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect…

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FCC Votes to Expand Use of Spectrum Band in Support of Public Safety

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The 4.9 GHz band, while currently under-utilized, contains enormous potential to provide more expansive support of public safety communications. Informal coordination requirements have limited the spectrum band’s usage to date, and we appreciate the FCC’s efforts to…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Allow Unlicensed Devices in 6 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC voted to open up the 6 GHz spectrum band for unlicensed use for Wi-Fi devices. While we support use of this band for Wi-Fi expansion, any new use must protect incumbent services, which in…

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AT&T Statement on Creation of Dedicated Suicide Hotline

The following may be attributed Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We support the Commission’s proposal to develop a feasible and effective designated dialing code for access to suicide prevention and mental health crisis intervention services, which will help save lives, and we look forward to participating in the…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Protect VoIP Services from Discriminatory Fees

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the Commission’s action today to protect VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services from discriminatory treatment. Today, the FCC confirmed that 911 charges for VoIP customers must be comparable for consumers purchasing traditional telephone services, further…

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AT&T Statement on Kari’s Law/ RAY BAUM’S Act Report and Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal & State External Affairs: “AT&T applauds the FCC for taking additional steps to make emergency services more easily accessible from privately-managed telephone systems used by hotels and other large businesses, and also to help better locate 911 callers through the use…

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AT&T Statement on 9-1-1 SAVES Act

The following may be attributed Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T enthusiastically supports the 9-1-1 SAVES Act. Our Nation’s 911 call-takers and dispatchers help save lives every day, and it is important that they be recognized for the critical role they play to keep the public safe. We commend Representatives Fitzpatrick…

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A WiFi Router, a Soup Can and an Extension Cord Walk into a Bar…

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I am sure you have heard many versions of the “walk into a bar” joke, but these three characters, once they get together, can cause some real damage to our critical communications networks, such as preventing a 9-1-1 call from going through. Let me explain. The Federal Communications Commission last fall opened a proceeding to…

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