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May 19, 2022 — On Wednesday, AT&T and Dish Network announced an internet distribution agreement in which Dish customers will have access to AT&T’s internet services, including its gigabit fiber services.

“Adding AT&T Internet to our robust line of TV and home integration services enhances our ability to provide better overall service, better technology and better value to our customers,” Amir Ahmadexecutive vice president of DISH TV, said in a press release.

“At AT&T, we are constantly thinking about ways to better serve and deliver to our customers. Through this new agreement with DISH, we are able to do just that by seamlessly bringing our super-fast broadband services to more customers across the country,” said Jennifer Robertsonexecutive vice president and general manager of mass markets at AT&T Communications.

“This is another step toward our goal of becoming the best broadband provider in America,” Robertson said.

FCC adds more state partners to fight illegal robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced new partnerships with nine other state attorneys general to combat illegal robocalls.

The agency said Iowa, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina have all signed up to help with robocall investigations.

That brings the number of states that have signed a memorandum of understanding with the FCC to 36, after the agency last month signed a handful of additional states for the initiative. The agency has already credited at least one state with helping it identify a suspected robocall violator.

As part of the agreement, the parties “will share evidence, coordinate investigations, pool enforcement resources and work together to combat illegal robocall campaigns and protect American consumers from scams,” according to the FCC.

“We are better positioned than ever to help protect consumers from scammers,” the FCC Chairman said. Jessica Rosenworcel. ” Together we are stronger. Together, we will continue our work to protect American consumers.

The FCC has already entered into robocall investigation agreements with Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

FCC commits an additional $50 million from the Connectivity Emergency Fund

The FCC announced Wednesday that it has approved an additional $50 million from the Connectivity Emergency Fund program to help students with virtual learning.

The FCC said the funding will be used to help 46 schools, seven libraries and two consortia across the country for students from American Samoa, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and the Virgin Islands. Americans.

The FCC estimates that, so far, nearly $4.9 billion has been committed to connecting more than 12.6 million students across the country.

FCC President Jessica Rosenworcel added in a press release that “this program funds nearly 11 million connected devices and 5 million broadband connections nationwide and brings us closer to closing the Homework Gap.

“With the help of the Emergency Connectivity Fund, millions of students across the country now have online tools to support their education,” Rosenworcel added.

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