FCC Spectrum Auctions

In 1993, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act giving the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the authority to conduct spectrum auctions. In 1994, the FCC conducted its first competitive spectrum auction. Since then, the FCC has completed 88 spectrum auctions and the total amount collected for broader government use and deficit reduction exceeds $114 billion.

Acumos AI Challenge

AT&T and Tech Mahindra sponsored the Acumos AI Challenge — the open source developer competition seeking innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.


AT&T Response to Hurricane Michael

Our networks performed well during Hurricane Michael and we continue to move quickly to keep our customers, FirstNet subscribers, and public safety agencies connected as they work to keep our communities safe.

Spectrum: The Basics

Wireless is made possible by spectrum – the invisible airwaves that fuel access to the mobile broadband internet, smartphones, TVs, radio stations, GPS mapping, location services, and more.

Spectrum Resources: Government Management & Oversight – Congress

Since the passage of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Congress has played a major role in allocating additional spectrum for commercial wireless industry use.

Spectrum Resources: Government Management & Oversight – FCC, NTIA, and International

The FCC, NTIA, and ITU play important roles in spectrum allocations, determining whether spectrum can be reallocated from government use or shared with commercial users, and updating regulations that work to harmonize spectrum allocations.

How the Commercial Wireless Industry Makes Spectrum Work

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the government agency that decides which frequencies of spectrum can be used and for which purposes. Learn more about how the commercial wireless industry makes spectrum work.

Spectrum: Lifeblood of the Wireless Industry

With more wireless devices than people, America is a mobile nation that increasingly uses advanced wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other wireless tools to improve life and increase efficiency and productivity.

OU, AT&T, and The Weather Channel Collaboration Could Potentially Save Lives During Severe Weather

The University of Oklahoma (OU), AT&T, and The Weather Channel have collaborated to equip several of OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center’s mobile research trucks with enhanced severe weather technology. These enhanced trucks have cameras capable of streaming live video and near real-time radar data during severe weather events. 

AT&T to Launch NarrowBand IoT Network in U.S. and Mexico

AT&T will launch NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) to meet the growing needs of business customers for a wide range of IoT solutions. Our NB-IoT technology will complement our existing LTE-M network in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Online Privacy – Need for Uniform Consumer Protections

It is time for Congress to ensure one set of protections for American consumers, no matter where they are on the internet or how they access data.