‘911’ Location Accuracy: Getting to Dispatchable Addresses

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

TruePosition recently commissioned and produced a test report purporting to show that its proprietary technology can meet the FCC’s proposed benchmarks for locating wireless 911 callers horizontally and vertically indoors.  The tests were run on a test bed in Wilmington, Delaware outside the context of the established CSRIC process specifically designed to assess new “911”…

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Illuminating the Possibilities

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Yesterday, in the FCC’s Incentive Auction proceeding, AT&T filed a computational study that seeks to provide insights into some fundamental and essential auction questions – namely, for any given clearing target, what might a successful auction look like in terms of how many broadcasters must participate and in what markets?  And, how much diversity is there…

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Going All-IP in Alabama, Florida

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

The United States is in the midst of a historic network transition that FCC Chairman Wheeler has called “the fourth network revolution,” comparing it to the invention of the printing press, the birth of the railroad, and the advent of instantaneous communication made possible by the telegraph and the telephone.  The source of this revolution,…

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AT&T Statement on ‘911’ Location Accuracy

The following statement may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “AT&T fully supports the FCC’s goal of improving accuracy in locating ‘911’ wireless callers in both outdoor and indoor locations.  Unfortunately, the Commission has tentatively proposed unrealistic targets for location accuracy indoors.  Indeed, the recent FCC CSRIC Report shows that no vendor currently has proven…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Text-to-911 Policy Statement and NG911 Proposed Rulemaking

The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: “Today’s action by the FCC is an important step in the Commission’s and the industry’s ongoing efforts to enable consumers to reach ‘911’ emergency personnel through text messaging no matter the underlying service or technology. Since…

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AT&T Lends Support for Veteran Initiative: Warriors4Wireless

The following blog may be attributed to AT&T Vice President of Construction & Engineering, Mo Katibeh: This morning, I had the honor of attending a meeting at the White House where I had the opportunity to offer my thoughts to senior government leaders as well as top industry executives on a new initiative called Warriors…

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So, Why is there No Rural Email Completion Problem?

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Just over a week ago, the FCC released an order intended to try and improve the rate at which long distance calls to rural areas are completed. That led to a somewhat cryptic tweet on which I now expand. (In today’s blog “email” is playing the role of Internet traffic in general.) Have you heard…

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Revisiting Lower 700 MHz Interoperability

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

In recent months, there has been a renewed push to drive a regulatory mandate to address the interoperability issues that challenge the lower 700 MHz band.  Perhaps acknowledging that a Band 12 mandate ignores the interference concerns present in the band, the small carriers are now arguing that B and C block licensees should be…

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Collaboration and Compromise

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

The recent CTIA show in Las Vegas featured policy speeches by the three current FCC Commissioners – Acting Chairwoman Clyburn and Commissioners Rosenworcel and Pai – each of whom offered thoughts on how we can keep the U.S. the world leader in mobile broadband deployment.  Acting Chairwoman Clyburn led the show by declaring her intent…

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AT&T Statement on Sen. Schumer’s Bill to Deter the Theft of Wireless Devices

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has reintroduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act, which would make it a federal crime to tamper with the unique identification number (IMEI) of a wireless device.  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “AT&T applauds Senator Schumer for…

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