Supporting Public Safety Through Effective Spectrum Policy

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs

In the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2012, Congress made provisions to secure up to $7 billion to fund the deployment of the first nationwide public safety broadband network, or FirstNet.  This funding, however, only becomes available upon the successful implementation of the broadcast TV incentive auction, which to succeed must generate proceeds far…

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Our Response to Superstorm Sandy

Authored by Bill Smith, AT&T’s President of Network Operations By all accounts, Superstorm Sandy was a massively destructive event that resulted in more than $70 billion in damage and caused devastating losses for many in the impacted area.  More than eight million people lost power, which was a record for a storm-induced power outage.  AT&T has…

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The Value of Public-Private Partnerships

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that AT&T is the first company to be certified under the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program, or PS-Prep, which is a partnership between DHS and private entities and is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency….

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AT&T on King, Thompson Public Safety Legislation

Congressman Peter T. King, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson have introduced legislation (H.R. 607) to make more spectrum available to public safety for a nationwide wireless broadband network.  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Chairman King’s and…

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AT&T Statement on Chairman Rockefeller’s Public Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, reintroduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act (S. 28).  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations: “Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a…

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Public Safety and the Country’s Broadband Agenda

Authored By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security On Tuesday, I spent the morning at the Federal Communications Commission, participating in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau’s workshop on critical infrastructure.  It was the second formal discussion on public safety issues the Bureau has organized since the FCC delivered…

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