AT&T Statement on FCC’s E911 Location Accuracy Order

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Washington, D.C. – The FCC today adopted an order that establishes performance benchmarks and an implementation schedule for wireless carriers when providing enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) location accuracy at the county level, instead of the current network-wide metric.  In addition, the Commission released a further notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of inquiry to address various…

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Our Commitment to the Open Internet

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

It’s been five years since the term net neutrality entered the lexicon of beltway banter. Five long years of discussion, debate and disagreement, and guess what?  We are surprisingly where we began – squabbling over an issue that means different things to different people. The only constant is that, like most things in Washington, net…

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AT&T’s Hultquist on USF Reform

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

On Friday, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory Hank Hultquist sat down with Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post to discuss universal service.  Click here to watch the full interview on Cecilia’s blog, where she headlines his view that, as universal service transitions to broadband support, entities that benefit commercially from the broadband Internet should contribute…

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AT&T Statement on FCC NOI

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today moved forward, in a 3-2 vote, to consider subjecting broadband Internet services to Title II phone regulations. The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “Today’s decision by the FCC is troubling and, in many respects, unsettling. It will create investment uncertainty at a time when certainty is…

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AT&T on Comcast v. FCC Decision

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion on the Comcast v. FCC case. The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “AT&T made a commitment to abide by the FCC’s Open Internet Principles when they were first formulated in 2005, and we will continue to do so. Those facts have not…

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Cybersecurity and the National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Authored By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security As we continue to sift through the details of the FCC’s 300-plus page National Broadband Plan, one clear theme that stands out is the Commission’s commitment to address cybersecurity.  As more and more consumers gain access to broadband and incorporate it in their…

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Comments by AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson on the FCC’s National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

After over a year of debate, discussion, comment, hard work, and planning by the FCC, tomorrow the National Broadband Plan will be released to the public and delivered to Congress. While we’ve not yet seen the details, the FCC, led by Chairman Genachowski, has conducted a thorough process, welcoming public input and participation, and we…

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