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… Read more »

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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Regulatory and State External Affairs: “Commissioner Carr has done a tremendous job leading the charge to address the outdated, unnecessary and costly regulations that do nothing but stand in the way of wireless broadband deployment.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… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Eliminate Obsolete Payphone Reporting Requirements

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “AT&T appreciates the FCC’s ongoing efforts to remove inefficient and obsolete regulatory obligations.  As mobile communications have largely supplanted the once ubiquitous payphone, use of payphones and compensation to Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) has precipitously declined.  The… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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. … Read more »

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More Heat than Light

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

History will remember the day that the FCC acted to adopt a rational and balanced regulatory framework of internet governance.  A day when the FCC Chairman reflected on a debate that was “more heat than light,” on the vital need for investment in broadband infrastructure in the United States and on the dangers of an… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Tomorrow, the FCC will release a draft order that will bring to an end this country’s brief and ill-conceived experiment with heavy-handed regulation of the internet.  Abandoning decades of prudent, bipartisan regulatory restraint, the Wheeler FCC took the… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Removing Barriers to Wireless Infrastructure

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T applauds the FCC and the Wireless Bureau Staff for taking action today to streamline the federal regulatory process for replacing utility poles. The Commission rightly recognizes that replacement poles have no reasonable potential to adversely impact… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Facilities

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, the FCC takes significant steps toward completing the ongoing transformation of the nation’s communications networks from outdated legacy facilities to next-generation technologies. The ruling removes or modifies rules that have slowed a provider’s ability to retire… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on SPEED Act, Legislation to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T greatly appreciates the efforts of Senators Wicker and Cortez Masto to help facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure. The SPEED Act, which aims to streamline the permitting process on public rights-of-way, will go a long way in removing unnecessary… Read more »

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