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…

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The FCC is on a Spectrum Roll

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on an item that allocates 1.7 GHz of radio spectrum to be used for 5th Generation (5G) wireless broadband services. Two spectrum bands will be allocated providing 700 MHz in the 24 GHz band and 1 GHz in the 47 GHz band. A year ago, the FCC allocated 11.65 GHz…

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AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of Redl to Head NTIA

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T welcomes the Senate confirmation of David Redl to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. David’s vast knowledge and experience developing broadband infrastructure and spectrum policies will be a tremendous benefit for the U.S. economy and consumers. We congratulate…

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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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AT&T Statement on AIRWAVES Act

Today, Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act, or the ”AIRWAVES Act.” The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T congratulates Senators Gardner and Hassan for introducing a unique bill to address the…

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A Return to Permission-Less Innovation

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

The latest chapter of the Wi-Fi vs. LTE-U saga unfolded this month as the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) announced that, after many months, it was finally closing in on an approved LTE-U coexistence test plan but surprised everyone by suggesting that the test plan should also include LTE-LAA. To understand why this is so aggravating, we…

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The FCC Seizes the Reins on Privacy: Observations from Our Summer Internship

By Lindsey Knapton, Alex McLeod, Sean Vallancourt, AT&T Summer Interns  (The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the student authors and are not attributable to AT&T) When we each arrived at AT&T’s DC offices earlier this summer for our internships, we knew that we would have a front seat for policy discussions…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s 5G Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order

The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “Today, the FCC made a big down payment on the next generation of wireless innovation in the United States.  5G technologies, which will offer very low latency and gigabit speeds, will fuel a new era of investment in advanced wireless…

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A Step toward an Effective Spectrum Sharing Framework

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

There has been a lot of talk lately about spectrum sharing – Spectrum Access Systems, Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage, Environmental Sensing Capability, Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications, to name just a few of the discussed approaches. The purveyors of these techniques believe that their technology will change the way spectrum is shared and will…

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