AT&T Urges Congress to Repeal Mandate to Auction T-Band Spectrum

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “There are public safety agencies currently utilizing T-band spectrum to support daily operations and emergency events, including the current COVID-19 public health crisis. The decision by Congress in 2012 to mandate the auction of the T-band next year must be…

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AT&T Statement on Broadband DATA Act

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “The signing of the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act is an important step in improving national broadband maps and ultimately ensuring all Americans have high-speed internet access. We applaud the Administration’s commitment to this issue and…

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Celebrating Hispanic Communities

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

September 15th began Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize the contributions made by Hispanic/LatinX innovators, artists and scholars, and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. Growing up in rural Illinois, my first exposure to Hispanic influences was through the written word. Gabriel Garcia Marquez burst into my world with his lyrical, “Love in the…

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A Tribute to Jack Zinman

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

I write today to celebrate the life of a man we knew as a counselor and a colleague, a mentor and a friend and, ultimately, a brother.  For many of the years that I have had responsibility for AT&T’s regulatory interests in Washington DC, I had the great privilege of having Jack Zinman stand beside…

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New Coat of Paint

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place. This is still the AT&T Public Policy Blog, a home for our thoughts on government policies and how they impact and shape the communications industry. We just decided we needed a new look. It’s been a little over seven years since we launched our blog. And…

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AT&T Statement on the Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced the Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations: “We commend Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Ranking Member…

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AT&T Statement on Mayor Anthony Foxx Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Please attribute the following statement to Charlene Lake, AT&T Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer: AT&T congratulates Mayor Anthony Foxx on his confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation and looks forward to collaborating with the Department of Transportation under his leadership. More than 1.8 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have been signed…

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AT&T Response to the FCC’s IP Transition Public Notice

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “Today’s public notice is a step forward, though we are disappointed the FCC still appears tentative about dealing with the IP transition, especially when compared with the bold and visionary goals of the National Broadband Plan.  Certainly, this notice might yield some interesting information, and we…

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AT&T Statement on Commissioner McDowell’s Intention to Leave the FCC

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “During his years at the FCC, Commissioner McDowell has been a true leader focused on promoting the interests of consumers as well as innovation and economic growth.  His impressive knowledge of communications law and regulations has been a major asset to the Commission in so many of the…

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