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Industry Groups ask FCC to Delay AT&T 3G Discontinuation
Telecom
Industry Groups ask FCC to Delay AT&T 3G Discontinuation
2022-02-24 22:15:57
by Reece Nations

DALLAS — AT&T is willing to temporarily extend the lifespan of its 3G network after phasing it out for most mobile customers on Tuesday. AT&T entered into an agreement with T-Mobile on Feb. 15 to utilize its roaming options to... Read More

Telecom
AT&T, Verizon to Delay 5G Rollout Near Airports
2022-01-18 21:59:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — AT&T and Verizon on Tuesday agreed to delay their rollout of new 5G services near some unspecified airports over ongoing concerns that moving those services to a new band could cause flight disruptions. Debate has been raging for... Read More

Telecom
Biden Applauds Telecoms' Decision to Delay 5G Deployment Over Aviation Concerns
2022-01-04 17:54:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday applauded AT&T and Verizon Communications’ decision to agree to a two-week delay in deploying 5G technology using a bandwidth airlines use to navigate in low-visibility situations. Verizon and AT&T bought a portion of... Read More

Telecom
Ex-FCC Chairs Voice Concerns Over FAA Stance On 5G
2021-12-14 19:31:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Six former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission accused aviation regulators of needlessly trying to derail new 5G mobile services slated to start next month. As previously reported by The Well News, a roiling dispute has been going... Read More

Media
Civil Rights Groups Seek Blacklist of Conservative One America News
2021-11-12 21:34:10
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Sixteen civil rights groups are asking telecommunications companies AT&T and DirecTV to cut business ties with conservative media outlet One America News Network. The groups led by media advocacy group Free Press accuse One America of spreading anti-democratic... Read More

Technology
Industry Must Move Together as 5G Maps the Road Towards 6G
2021-10-19 14:33:07
by Victoria Turner

There was a time when 3D holographic communications was a fantasy; something depicted in George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movies but far from everyday.  However, “what was once science fiction is now becoming reality,” said Andre Fuetsch, chief technology officer of... Read More

Technology
New Coalition Urges Permanent Broadband Solutions
2021-05-21 14:43:25
by Victoria Turner

As talks resumed between the White House and GOP lawmakers on Friday over President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, a new coalition announced its intention to push hard for a key element of the plan -- expanding broadband access... Read More

Telecom
AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery Deal Unlikely to Have Smooth Sailing
2021-05-21 13:29:37
by Victoria Turner

Telecom giant AT&T may expect smooth sailing through the federal review of its deal spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery, but four antitrust experts disagree that it is such a clear-cut case. And the deal is likely to get scrutinized by... Read More

Telecom
Funding, Sustainable Policy Will Close Digital Divide, AT&T CEO Says
2021-02-24 19:21:34
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON -- Any policy aiming to truly address the nation’s broadband access crisis must be accompanied by robust federal funding to ensure these efforts are sustainable, according to one of the country’s top telecom executives. Speaking at the AT&T Policy... Read More

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