AT&T Statement on USF Bill

Today, U.S. Representatives Rick Boucher, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Lee Terry introduced the Universal Service Reform Act of 2010. The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President-Federal Relations, Tim McKone: “AT&T applauds Chairman Boucher and Rep. Terry for their determined efforts to bring the benefits of…

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AT&T Statement on Sen. Rockefeller and Public Safety Legislation

Background – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today announced his intent to introduce the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations. “AT&T applauds Senator Rockefeller’s commitment to introduce the Public…

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The 20th Anniversary of the ADA

By Susan Mazrui, AT&T Director of Public Policy On Monday, I had the privilege to participate in events led by the White House, in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Commerce, highlighting the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the role that technology has played in providing a…

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An Unreasonable Conclusion

The FCC’s conclusion that broadband is not being reasonably deployed in the U.S., on a national basis, based upon 7 million homes in rural America that would require $23.5 billion in federal subsidies to connect to wireline broadband, is an unreasonable conclusion.  Here is why. As a part of its National Broadband Plan, the FCC…

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Entering a New Phase Of Ridiculous

The other day FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn challenged participants in the debate over net neutrality and reclassification to cool down their rhetoric.  The same day, Free Press launched a website accusing telecom and cable companies of “corruption.”  This has followed weeks of screeching rhetoric accusing the FCC Chairman of essentially the same thing – simply…

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Obama Administration’s Spectrum Policy

Today’s Presidential Memorandum on spectrum policy, and the public comments of the President’s top economic advisor, are both encouraging and timely. At AT&T, we are already dealing with phenomenal increases in mobile broadband use — a whopping 5,000 percent over the last three years. However, the potential of wireless broadband to drive innovation and connect…

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