AT&T Reaches Agreement with FOX to Ensure DIRECTV Customers Continue to Receive Network TV Programming After STELAR Ends

AT&T has entered into a new multi-year agreement with FOX to ensure thousands of DIRECTV customers, who might otherwise lose access to FOX with the end of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act, continue to receive FOX network content. This agreement will help essential workers stay connected during COVID-19. Until recently, STELAR authorized…

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AT&T Statement on Maintaining a Vibrant U.S. Space Industry

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T is committed to the preservation of a safe and viable space environment. We welcome continued collaboration with the FCC on this proceeding to ensure we have in place sound policies to minimize the risk of orbital…

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STELAR Lapses, Local Broadcaster Monopoly Pricing Doesn’t

On Tuesday, the House passed the Television Viewer Protection Act and the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019, which contain satellite TV-related provisions. The Senate is expected to pass the same provisions no later than tomorrow. The following may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External &…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposal to Unleash C-Band Spectrum for 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The C-Band represents an important 5G opportunity for the U.S., but to unlock its potential a series of objectives must be met. As we have previously said, any path forward must chart a course toward a fair,…

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AT&T Statement on Senator Wicker Bill to Renew STELAR

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker today introduced the Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2019 (STAR Act). You can attribute the following statement to AT&T’s Executive Vice President-Federal Relations Tim McKone: “We support renewing STELAR to protect 870,000 of our country’s most rural consumers who are at risk of losing their broadcast channels at…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Proposals to Empower Next Generation of Satellite Services

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “This week, the FCC adopted proposals that modify its rules to streamline satellite licensing procedures, provide access for new satellite services, and minimize orbital debris while also recognizing the importance of protecting existing services. The Commission’s actions strike…

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